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Aldreu Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Aldreu, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Aldreu commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Jan 2009
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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 (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 Jan 2009

Coat of arms

[Aldreu commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Jan 2009

The arms are Gules two oars Argent crossed per saltire, in chief a scallop Or garnished Sable, in base a dustpan Or garnished Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ALDREU"
Acording to Sérgio Horta the dustpan refers to local traditional handicraft of brooms, dusters, and dustpans, while the oars refer to local traditional oar manufacture. The scallop stands for local patron St. James.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 Jan 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 June 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Presentation of Aldreu

Aldreu Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality (q.v.); it had 908 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 May 2016

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