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Gandra Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Gandra, Concelho de Ponte de Lima, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-03-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gandra commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Mar 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Coat of Arms: Shield Azure, a rowing boat Or garnished Gules with three pairs of skulls Sable, crossing a base wavy of Argent and Azure, in central chief a mitre Or garnished Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "GANDRA - PONTE DE LIMA".
The mitre is an attribute of St. Martin, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 August 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

Presentation of Gandra

Gandra Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 1101 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

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