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Argela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Argela, Concelho de Caminha, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-04-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Argela commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Apr 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

[ commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a flax blossom Argent flanked in chief by two lozenges Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "ARGELA".
The base wavy probably is representing little river Coura.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Apr 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 23 September 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Apr 2015

Presentation of Argela

Argela Commune is one of the 14 communes of the Caminha municipality (q.v.); it had 393 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Apr 2015

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