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Louredo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Louredo, Concelho de Paredes, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-07-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Louredo (Paredes) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016
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About the Flag

It is an unusual Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field parted per saltire into purple and green.
Sources: and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base a mount Vert, topped by a pillory Or, charged with a belfry Or, flanked by a bleeding heart Gules (very light shade) pierced Argent at dexter and a rooster statant Sable armed and beaked Gules at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE LOUREDO".
The heart is that one of Inês de Castro, according to the description quoted here - We don't know, how the event of her tragic murder is related to this commune. See more details here!
Sources: Ralf Hartemink's webpage and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider and António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016

It is almost sure that these arms and flag were not approved by law, as there is no date of publishing mentioned within sources.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016

Presentation of Louredo

Louredo Commune is one of the 18 communes of Paredes Municipality; it had 1514 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016

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