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Rabo de Peixe Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rabo de Peixe, Concelho de Ribeira Grande, Açores

Last modified: 2018-05-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rabo de Peixe commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2018
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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 red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Vert; a fishtail Argent garnished Azure in bend sinister (you could also say a fish diving); in chief a goshawk Or lined Sable, holding an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx, in his claws. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RABO DE PEIXE".
Goshawk, and quina, are local symbols of the Azores. The fishtail (Port.: rabo de peixe) is canting. The base wavy of white and green is referring to the Atlantic.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 July 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2018

Presentation of Rabo de Peixe

Rabo de Peixe Commune is one of the 14 communes of Ribeira Grande Municipality; it had 8866 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2018

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