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Covas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Covas, Concelho Vila Nova de Cerveira, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-04-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: covas(vn d cerveira) | base(wavy) | valley | orb |
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[Covas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Apr 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a valley flanked by two mountains Vert over a base wavy of Argent and Azure, above the valley an impending orb Gules garnished Sable, the orb is crowned by a red cross patty charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "COVAS - VILA NOVA DE CERVEIRA".
The orb is an attribute of Jesus Christ as the Divine Saviour, the local patron saint. Its cross is alluding to the Order of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 November 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2015

Presentation of Covas

Covas Commune is one of the 11 communes of the Vila Nova de Cerveira municipality (q.v.); it had 684 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 28.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2015

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