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Monte Córdova Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Monte Córdova, Concelho de Santo Tirso, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-09-22 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: monte cordova | mount | castle | orb |
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[Monte Córdova commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 July 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 July 2017

Coat of arms

[Monte Córdova commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 27 July 2017

Shield Or; on a mount Vert issuant from base wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure, a towerless castle Gules masoned Argent and with port Argent, in chief an orb Azure garnished Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MONTE CÓRDOVA".
The commune's name refers to a hill, and therefore the arms are canting, and to Cordova - probably the Spanish city, not particularly close to this location; the arms show however no evident connection to it or its symbols. The orb is an attribute of Jesus Christ, being the local patron saint as the Divine Saviour.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 July 2017 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sep 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 November 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 July 2017

Presentation of Monte Córdova

Monte Córdova Commune is one of the 14 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 3958 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.0 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 July 2017

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