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Arrifana Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Arrifana, Concelho de Santa Maria da Feira, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-04-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Arrifana commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Apr 2016
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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 red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a monument Argent fenced Sable, flanked by a saint at dexter and cross fleury Argent charged with a Greek cross Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA DE ARRIFANA".
The monument is the local monument of the Peninsular War. The saint probably is Our Lady of Assumption, the local patron saint. About the cross see Feira borough.
Sources: this webpage and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2016

Presentation of Arrifana

Arrifana Commune is one of the 14 communes of Santa Maria da Feira Municipality; it had 6551 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2016

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