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Alvarelhos e Guidões United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-01-19 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: alvarelhos(trofa) | guidoes | mermaid | base(wavy) | watermill(demi-wheel) | grapevine | paschal lamb |
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União das Freguesias de Alvarelhos e Guidões, Concelho de Trofa, Distrito do Porto


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Former Alvarelhos commune (until 2013)

[Alvarelhos (Trofa) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Apr 2010

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Apr 2010

Coat of arms

[Alvarelhos (Trofa) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Apr 2010

The arms are Azure a Nereid ( a kind of mermaid, a daughter of ancient Greek God Nereus) Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ALVARELHOS - TROFA".
Meaning:
Alvarelhos is home to a Bronze Age castrum, whence the nereid imagery might have come from, look here.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Apr 2010


Flag Version 1996

[Alvarelhos (Trofa) commune 1996] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Apr 2010 The same like version 1999, but the inscription of the scroll had been "ALVARELHOS - SANTO TIRSO".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Apr 2010

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 1 July 1999, the former version on 14 March 1996
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Apr 2010


Presentation of Alvarelhos

Alvarelhos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Trofa Municipality (q.v.); it had 3151 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


Former Guidões commune (until 2013)

[Guidões commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 31 Mar 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Sources: here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a demi wheel Argent of a watermill, in centre two grapevines Or leaved Argent ordered per fess, in chief a Paschal Lamb passant Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "GUIDÕES".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 July 2000 and Diário da República: II Série on 15 November 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


Presentation of Guidões

Guidões Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Trofa Municipality (q.v.); it had 1659 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


back to Trofa Communes click here


 
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