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Passos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Passos, Concelho de Mirandela, Distrito de Bragança

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[Passos (Mirandela) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Dec 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Dec 2017

Coat of arms

[Passos (Mirandela) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Dec 2017

Shield Or, on a mound of three coupeaux Vert ensigned with a Latin cross Argent (!), flanked by two olive branches Vert fruited Sable in pale. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case serifed letters "PASSOS - MIRANDELA".
The word "passos" means "steps" - as in walking. Specifically, in this case, it's the steps of the Lord (Senhor dos Passos), i.e. the Stations of the Cross. The arms, depicting the Golgotha, are therefore (sort of) canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Dec 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 29 May 2012
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Dec 2017

Presentation of Passos

Passos Commune is one of the 30 communes of Mirandela Municipality; it had 423 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 18.4 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Dec 2017

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