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Calvelo Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2015-04-04 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: calvelo | mountain | keys(crossed) | cross(order of christ) |
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[Calvelo 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 green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, in base a mountain issuant Vert, two keys Gules crossed per saltire tied Azure, in central chief across patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CALVELO".
The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint. The cross is alluding to the Order of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 June 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Presentation of Calvelo

Calvelo Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 689 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

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