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Castelo do Neiva Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2015-12-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Castelo do Neiva commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Sable, crowned by an embattled castle Or masoned sable with port and windows of the same and three embattled towers, at either corner of the chief a scallop Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CASTELO DO NEIVA".
The castle was name giver of the commune and had great importance in times of the bvery beginning of the Portuguese nation. The scallops are attributes of St. James the Elder and refer to a legend that the saint disembarked here in order to proselytise the local people, before he headed to Galicia. The base wavy is symbolizing Neiva River.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2015

survey about flag and arms emitted by CHAAP on 16 June 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2015

Presentation of Castelo do Neiva

Castelo do Neiva Commune is one of the 27 communes of the Viana do Castelo municipality (q.v.); it had 2930 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2015

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