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Folgosa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Folgosa, Concelho de Maia, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2015-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Folgosa (Maia) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Oct 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a cogwheel Argent and a mattock's blade Argent ordered per fess, in central chief an orb Or, in base two fern leaves Or crossed per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "FOLGOSA - MAIA".
The orb is an attribute of Jesus Christ, being the local patron saint as the Divine Saviour.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 2 March 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2015

Presentation of Folgosa

Folgosa Commune is one of the ten communes of the Maia municipality (q.v.); it had 3704 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2015

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