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Cossourado Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cossourado, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cossourado (Barcelos) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 May 2016
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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: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, aspurwheel Or, in chief two flax blossoms Argent, seeded and lined Azure, ordered per fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "COSSOURADO - BARCELOS".
The commune#s name is derived from "cossoura" (= spurwheel). The wheel might thus be a canting element.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 October 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 May 2016

Presentation of Cossourado

Cossourado Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 825 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 May 2016

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