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Rio Meão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rio Meão, Concelho de Santa Maria da Feira, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-04-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rio Meão commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 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 blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a pile reverse Gules, charged with a Maltese cross Argent, which is flanked by two paly keys Or in chief, and a corn cob Or in base, over all a bar wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent with counterchanged colours on pile. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RIO MEÃO".
The waves are representing the rivers Maior and Meão, the latter being the name giver of the commune. The cross is alluding to the former local commandery of the Order of St. John ,the corn cob is representing agriculture, the keys are representing ironmongery and metallurgy
Source: this webpage and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 Apr 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 August 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2016

Presentation of Rio Meão

Rio Meão Commune is one of the 14 communes of Santa Maria da Feira Municipality; it had 4931 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2016

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