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Polvoreira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Polvoreira, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Polvoreira commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a watermill's wheel Or, flanked by two flax branches Argent tied in base, in chief a crowing rooster statant Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "POLVOREIRA".
Meaning:
The crowing rooster might here be an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint. But it is not very likely, because here the rooster would rather be a mark of abatement (of St. Peter).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 17 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016


Presentation of Polvoreira

Polvoreira Commune is one of the 48 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 3495 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016


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