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Freixieiro de Soutelo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Freixieiro de Soutelo, Concelho de Viana do Castelo, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Freixieiro de Soutelo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 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, 19 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a fess wavy Argent charged with two barrulets wavy Azure, in central chief an ash tree eradicated Or, in base three open nuts Or filled Gules of a horse chestnut tree ordered 2:1. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "FREIXIEIRO DE SOUTELO".
The ash tree (Port.: freixo) is a canting element. The fess wavy probably is representing Âncora River.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 April 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Dec 2015

Presentation of Freixieiro de Soutelo

Freixieiro de Soutelo Commune is one of the 27 communes of the Viana do Castelo municipality (q.v.); it had 511 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 16.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Dec 2015

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