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Arganil Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Arganil, Concelho de Arganil, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2016-08-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Arganil commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Aug 2016
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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 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, an arcade of three arches Argent masoned Sable, in chief a 5-point star Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE ARGANIL".
The star is an attribute of Our Lady of Mont'Alto, to whom there is great devotion among the local people. But she is not the local patron saint (São Gens). The arches are representing the chapel of St.Peter, being part of the local heritage. The base wavy is representing the importance of tourism and the beauty of the local landscape as well, furthermore they are symbolizing the location on the banks of Alva River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 January 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2016

Presentation of Arganil

Arganil Commune is one of the 14 communes of Arganil Municipality; it had 4002 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 34.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2016

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