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Ribeira Seca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ribeira Seca, Concelho de Ribeira Grande, Açores

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[ commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 June 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 June 2010

Coat of arms

[ commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 29 June 2010

The arms are Sable a pale wavy Argent, over all two keys per salire, bendy key Or, sinister bendy key Argent, both tied Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading "RIBEIRA SECA - RIBEIRA GRANDE" in black upper case letters.
ribeira seca means dry creek and the arms are thus partly canting, wavy charge being Argent, not wavy Argent and Azure; the keys are the tokens of St. Peter, patron of the local conterminous and eponym Catholic parish, whence the commune was created.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 June 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 January 1998
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 June 2010

Presentation of

Ribeira Seca Commune is one of the fourteen communes of Ribeira Grande Municipality (q.v.); it had 2550 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 12,51 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 June 2010

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