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Arcos de Valdevez (São Paio) e Giela United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao paio(arcos de valdevez) | giela | base(wavy) | bridge | calvary | semy | corn(cob) | tower | raven |
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União das Freguesias de Arcos de Valdevez (São Paio) e Giela, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


See also:

Former São Paio commune (until 2013)

I couldn't find any flag information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

[São Paio (Arcos de Valdevez) commune CoA (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Shield Azure, with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a throughout bridge Argent masoned Sable and having three arches, in chief a calvary Argent flanked by a fessy palm leaf Or at dexter and a fessy scimitar Or at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ (S. PAIO)".
Meaning:
The base wavy is representing Vez River, the name giver of the municipality.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 6 December 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


Presentation of São Paio

São Paio Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Arcos de Valdevez Municipality (q.v.); it had 1147 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


Former Giela commune (until 2013)

[Giela commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent semy of corn cobs Or leaved Vert, an embattled tower Gules masoned Or with port and windows Argent crowned by two ravens statant affronty Sable eyed Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "GIELA".
Meaning:
The ravens might be attributes of St. Vincent, but I am not sure, whether he is the local patron saint.
Source: Freguesias de Portugal
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Survey made by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 20 October 2004, flag and arms approved by the local council on 14 April 2005, draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


Presentation of Giela

Giela Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Arcos de Valdevez Municipality (q.v.); it had 514 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 2.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


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