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Calheiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Calheiros, Concelho de Ponte de Lima, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-04-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Calheiros commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Mar 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, 26 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, two batons Argent crossed per saltire and accompanied by two canteens of the same, in cental chief a scallop Argent, in base a barrulet Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CALHEIROS".
All charges are attributes of St. James of Compostela, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 September 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Presentation of Calheiros

Calheiros Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 991 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

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