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Alvarães Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alvarães, Concelho de Viana do Castelo, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alvarães commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Dec 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a pair of scales Azure balanced by a flaming sword Gules, in base three billets Gules ordered 2:1. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALVARÃES - VIANA DO CASTELO".
Sword and scales are the attributes of St. Michael, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2015

Presentation of Alvarães

Alvarães Commune is one of the 27 communes of the Viana do Castelo municipality (q.v.); it had 2623 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2015

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