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Pias Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Pias, Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pias (Monção) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a catle Vert masoned Argent with port and windows Argent, charged by a sword cross Gules, flanked by two lozenges Azure, in chief two gapevines Purpure leaved Vert ordered per fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "PIAS - MONÇÃO".
The cross, also called Cross of Santiago, is an attribute of St. James the Elder, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

Presentation of Pias

Pias Commune is one of the 24 communes of the Monção municipality (q.v.); it had 854 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2015

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