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Porto Historical Centre United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-01-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Concelho do Porto, Distrito do Porto


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Former Cedofeita commune (until 2013)

[Cedofeita commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, an urn Argent crowned Or and superimposed by a heart Gules, in chief a pair of scales Or at dexter and a cogwheel Or at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CEDOFEITA".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 May 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Presentation of Cedofeita

Cedofeita Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Porto Municipality (q.v.); it had 22 077 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 2.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Former Santo Ildefonso commune (until 2013)

[Santo Ildefonso commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a mitre Or garnished Gules superimposing a baton Argent topped by a patriarchal cross of the same, all surrounded by two garlands of oak Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "SANTO ILDEFONSO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 27 July 1993
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Presentation of Santo Ildefonso

Santo Ildefonso Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Porto Municipality (q.v.); it had 9029 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Former Sé commune (until 2013)

I couldn't find any flag information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

[Sé (Porto) commune CoA (until 2013)] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Shield Argent two bars wavy Azure in base, the western fassade of the cathedral at dexter side and a knight's statue Sable at sinister side. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "SÉ - PORTO".
Meaning:
The cathedral (Port.: ) is a canting element. The statue is that of Vimara Peres (820(?)-873), a Galician knight and vassal of the Asturian king Alfonso III. He resettled the region between Douro and Minho, founded Guimarâes (then Vimaranis) and was the very first Count of Portugal. The statue is located just opposite of the Cathedral. The base wavy is representing Douro River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Presentation of Sé

Sé Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Porto Municipality (q.v.); it had 3460 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Former Miragaia commune (until 2013)

[Miragaia (Porto) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Azure and Argent cornwd by a throughout wall Argent masoned sable having five blind archs, above an open book Argent bound Gules and Or, in chief a pair of keys in saltire, the bendy one Or and the sinister bendy one Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "MIRAGAIA - PORTO".
Meaning:
Green is the colour of hope for an auspicious future of the people and is also referring to the biggest parc areas in the city of Porto. The book is representing culture, especially the numerous schools, museums and monuments within the commune. The base wavy is representing Douro River. (The commune's name means "look at Gaia", the commune is thus located on the northern bank of the Douro opposite to (Vila Nova de) Gaia.) The wall is representing local fortifications. Finally the keys are an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 1 July 1997, information kindly granted to Sérgio Horta by the local Junta de Freguesia
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Presentation of Miragaia

Miragaia Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Porto Municipality (q.v.); it had 2067 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Former São Nicolau commune (until 2013)

[São Nicolau (Porto) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a throughout metal bridge Sable having one arch, in chief an open book Argent bound Gules, covered by three sacks Azure closed Gules and ordered 2:1. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "S. NICOLAU - PORTO".
Meaning:
The bridge is representing Ponte de Dom Luís I, crossing the Douro River, represented by the base wavy. Book and sacks are attributes of St. Nicholas, the local patron saint and name giver of the commune. The golden background colour is symbolizing affluence and economic development in the commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 22 November 1997, information kindly granted to Sérgio Horta by the local Junta de Freguesia
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Presentation of São Nicolau

São Nicolau Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Porto Municipality (q.v.); it had 1906 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Former Vitória commune (until 2013)

[Vitória (Porto) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, divided by a fessy rope Argent fixing a paly palm leaf Or at dexter and a flower, stemmed, leaved and blossomed Or with three blossoms seeded Gules, over all a belfry Or masoned Sable with port and windows Gules and bell Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VITÓRIA - PORTO".
Meaning:
The belfry is representing the Torre dos Clérigos, the free-standing belfry of the Church of Clerics. It is the highest free-standing spire of Portugal.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 22 September 1997, information kindly granted to Sérgio Horta by the local Junta de Freguesia
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


Presentation of Vitória

Vitória Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Porto Municipality (q.v.); it had 1901 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2016


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