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Bela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bela, Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bela () commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, crowned by a rowing boat Or - seen from prow - garnished Gules with crossed oars Argent, in chief two grapevines Purpure leaved Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "BELA - MONÇÃO"
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, approved by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 27 May 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2015

Presentation of Bela

Bela Commune is one of the 24 communes of the Monção municipality (q.v.); it had 697 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2015

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