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Ínsua Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Ínsua, Concelho de Penalva do Castelo, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2015-11-20 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: insua | fleur-de-lis(golden) | saltire(wavy) | olive(branch) | grape |
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[Ínsua commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 Apr 2015
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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 (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2014

Coat of arms

[Ínsua commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2014

The arms are Or parted per saltire wavy Azure, in base quarter a bunch of grapes Vert fruited Purpure, in the other quarters an olive branch Proper, all superimposed in heart point by a fleur de lis Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ÍNSUA - PENALVA DO CASTELO".
Source: I spotted this flag on 29 September 2013 in a polling station in Penalva do Castelo.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2014

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 June 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2015

Presentation of Ínsua

Ínsua is one of the 11 communes of Penalva do Castelo municipality covering 9.7 km². It had 2045 inhabitants in 2011.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2014

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