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Balasar Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Balasar, Concelho de Póvoa do Varzim, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-04-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Balasar commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Sources: Póvoa do Varzim municipal webpage and this image
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or (proper); at dexter a house Argent with port and windows sable,topped by a Latin crosslet Sable, seen from gable side; at sinister the municipal shield of Póvoa do Varzim; in chief a baroque shield Argent surrounded by elafage and tendrils of the same; base barry of five of Argent and Or; the barrulets Argent are fimbriated Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and golden scroll with inscription in black capitals "BALASAR".
The house probably is the house, where Alexandrina Maria da Costa (30 March 1904 - 13 October 1955), also known as Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar, was born. It is a national monument. Read more about that woman at English WIKIPEDIA!
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

The coat of arms probably can't be approved by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP), as it is using nearly exclusively metals (Argent and Or).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Presentation of Balasar

Balasar, or Balazar, Commune is one of the seven communes of Póvoa do Varzim Municipality; it had 2543 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

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