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Castelo de Penalva Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Castelo de Penalva, Concelho de Penalva do Castelo, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2015-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Castelo de Penalva commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Sable, between two bars wavy Azure fimbriated Argent a castle Or with three embattled towers masoned sable with port and windows Gules and flanked by two paly keys, an Or one at dexter and an Argent one at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CASTELO DE PENALVA".
The keys are an attribute of St.Peter, the local patron saint, this time in an unusual configuration (mostly they are crossed per saltire). The castle is a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 28 June 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2015

Presentation of Castelo de Penalva

Castelo de Penalva Commune is one of the 11 communes of the Penalva do Castelo municipality (q.v.); it had 914 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 27.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2015

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