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Riba de Mouro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Riba de Mouro, Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-07 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: riba de mouro | bar(wavy) | triplemount | keys(crossed) | porticus |
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[Riba de Mouro commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plainwhite field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a porticus Argent masoned Sable between a pair of keys - one Argent the other Or - crossed per saltire and tied gules in chief and a triple mount Argent issuant from base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "RIBA DE MOURO".
The base wavy is representing Mouro River, the name of the commune means "bank of Mouro". The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter, probably the local patron saint.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, adopted on 2 de August 2003 by the local council and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série (no date given in source)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

Presentation of Riba de Mouro

Riba de Mouro Commune is one of the 24 communes of the Monção municipality (q.v.); it had 964 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 13.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

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