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Ajuda da Bretanha Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ajuda da Bretanha, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ajuda da Bretanha commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017
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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.
Source: this video (approx. 4:00-4:03)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, two windmill wheels Argent, rigged Or and ordered per fess, in base a yam root Or leaved Argent, in chief a goshawk Or, holding in his claws an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx (quina). Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "AJUDA DA BRETANHA".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The quina is a national symbol. The other charges are probably representing agriculture.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 6 November 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Presentation of Ajuda da Bretanha

Ajuda da Bretanha Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 661 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

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