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Alvito (São Pedro e São Martinho) e Couto United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2018-07-01 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao pedro de alvito | sao martinho de alvito | couto(barcelos) | mount | grapevine | keys(crossed) | bar(wavy) | geese(2) | cross(christ knights) | scallop |
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União das Freguesias de Alvito (São Pedro e São Martinho) e Couto, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga


[Alvito (São Pedro e São Martinho) e Couto united commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 July 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 July 2018

Coat of arms

[Alvito (São Pedro e São Martinho) e Couto united commune CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 July 2018

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent; two grapevines Purpure leafed Vert and ordered per fess; in chief a cross patty Gules, charged with a Greek cross Argent; issuant from base a mount Vert. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE ALVITO (1st line) (SÃO PEDRO E SÃO MARTINHO) E COUTO (2nd line)".
Meaning:
The cross is referring to the Knights of the Order of Christ, that made a donation to Couto in the past. The grapes are symbolising the production of "green" vine, a Portuguese speciality, being typical for the region. Mountain and base wavy are symbolising the landscape, especially th Louzado Mountain and the rivers Rio do Porto and Rio de Bramil.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 July 2018


Former São Pedro de Alvito commune (until 2013)

[ São Pedro de Alvito commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Purpure with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuanr from base a mount Argent, two grapevines Or leaved Argent ordered per fess, in chief a pair of keys crossed in saltire and tied Argent, the bendy one Or, the sinister bendy one Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ALVITO - S. PEDRO".
Meaning:
The pair of keys is an attribute of St. Peter, local patron saint and name giver of the commune.
Sources: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 29 June 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016


Presentation of São Pedro de Alvito

São Pedro de Alvito Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 639 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016


Former São Martinho de Alvito commune (until 2013)

I couldn't find any flag information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Coat of arms

[São Martinho de Alvito commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 May 2016

Shield Azure, a bar wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure, in chief two geese statant respectant Or, armed and eyed Gules, an eradicated corn plant Argent fruited Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ALVITO - S. MARTINHO".
Sources: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 26 April 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016


Presentation of São Martinho de Alvito

São Martinho de Alvito Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 451 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016


Former Couto commune (until 2013)

[Couto (Barcelos) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 May 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, two grapevines Purpure leaved Vert set in fess, in chief a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, issuant from base a mountain Vert charged with a scallop Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "COUTO - BARCELOS".
Meaning:
The scallop is an attribute of St. James the Elder, the local patron saint. The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ. The grapevines are representing viticulture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 October 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016


Presentation of Couto

Couto Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 348 iinhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016


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