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Paçô Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Paçô, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-28 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: paco(arcos de valdevez) | pall(wavy) | crown(marian) | tower | cogwheel |
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[Paçô (Arcos de Valdevez) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Jan 2006
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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, 1 Jan 2006

Coat of arms

Shield Vert parted per pall wavy, in chief a Marian crown Or, in dexter base an embattled tower Argent, in sinister base a cogwheel Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "PAÇÔ - ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ".
The Marian crown is representing Our Lady of Permanent Support, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2006

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2006

Presentation of Paçô

Paçô Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 933 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2006

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