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Laúndos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Laúndos, Concelho de Póvoa do Varzim, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-03-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Laúndos commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: communal heraldry page
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a pair of earrings Or ordered per fess, in chief a sword flamant Gules in pale, balancing a pair of scales Argent, flanked by a pair of windmill wheels Or rigged Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "LAÚNDOS".
Meaning:
Yellow and blue are the colours of Laúndos. The pair of earrings is representing that one found on Monte de São Félix. Sword and scales are attributes of St. Michael, the local patron saint. The sword is representing him as defender of Heaven, the scales as dispatcher of good and evil deeds. The millwheels are representing the windmills, which existed in the past on Monte de São Félix.
Source: communal heraldry page and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 February 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017


Presentation of Laúndos

Laúndos Commune is one of the seven communes of Póvoa do Varzim Municipality; it had 2055 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017


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