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Paço de Sousa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Paço de Sousa, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Paço de Sousa commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and green.
Sources: here and municipal webpage penafiel
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a horse Or mounted by a knight Or, in chief an orbicular cross Or within an annulet of the same, flanked beneath by a corn cob Or at dexter and a grapevine Purpure leaved Vert at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PAÇO DE SOUSA".
The base wavy is representing Sousa River, name giver of the commune.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 13 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2017

Presentation of Paço de Sousa

Paço de Sousa Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 3869 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2017

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