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Rio Torto Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rio Torto, Concelho de Valpaços, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2016-04-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rio Torto (Valpaços) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Source: this photo
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Rio Torto (Valpaços) commune CoA]this webpage image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Mar 2016

Shield Argent, an eradicated olive tree Vert fruited Sable, issuant from base wavy Azure, charged with a barrulet wavy, Argent a three-arched bridge Sable masoned Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "RIO TORTO - VALPAÇOS".
The name "rio torto" means "crooked river" and is the name of an actual stream in this commune, represented by the base wavy.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 May 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

Presentation of Rio Torto

Rio Torto Commune is one of the 25 communes of Valpaços Municipality; it had 362 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

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