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Brandara Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Brandara, Concelho de Ponte de Lima, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-03-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Brandara commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a bendy pilgrim's baton Argent accompanied by a canteen Or, in sinister chief a phormium Argent leaved of the same and seeded Azure, in dexter base a grapevine Purpure leaved Argent. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "BRANDARA".
Meaning:
Baton and canteen are attributes of St. James of Compostela, the local patron saint. Phormium and grapevine are symbolizing the importance of agriculture and its main products linen and vine. The base wavy is alluding to River lima, the base of prosperity of the area. The red colour of the shield is symbolizing the struggle of the local people for the development of their soil.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 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 23 August 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2015


Presentation of Brandara

Brandara Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 444 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.58 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2015


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