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Areosa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Areosa, Concelho de Viana do Castelo, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Areosa commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Sep 2009
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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 (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2009

Coat of arms

[Areosa commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Sep 2009

The arms are Gules a castle Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Sable, in chief a water mill wheel Or and a wind mill wheel Or, in base a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "AREOSA - VIANA DO CASTELO".
"Areosa" means "sandy place", absent from the arms, which symbolize the local importance of wind power, local military architecture, and sea-side location.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2009

Flag adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 12 November 2001. Arms and flag were devised by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2009

Presentation of Areosa

Areosa Commune is one of the 27 communes of Viana do Castelo Municipality (q.v.); it had 4853 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 11.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2015

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