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Riba de Ave Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Riba de Ave, Concelho de Vila Nova da Famalicão, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-03-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Riba de Ave commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on afield quartered of yellow and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of turquois and Azure, issuant from base quay Argent masoned Sable, limited by two chimneys Gules masoned Sable, on quay a bird Argent charged with a pair of crossed keys Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "RIBA DE AVE".
The name of the commune means something like "(river) bank of the bird". The ensemble is thus canting. The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Mar 2016

Presentation of Riba de Ave

Riba de Ave Commune is one of the 34 communes of Vila Nova da Famalicão Municipality; it had 3425 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Mar 2016

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