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Carvalhal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Carvalhal, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Carvalhal (Barcelos) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, an oak twig Or with two leaves and one acorn, in base a bar wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CARVALHAL - BARCELOS".
The commune's name means "oak grove", the arms are thus canting.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 16 April 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

Presentation of Carvalhal

Carvalhal Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 1391 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

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