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Carapeços Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Carapeços, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Carapeços commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 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 green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a scallop Gules flanked by two embowed rye ears Vert tied Gules, issuant from base an embattled wall Sable masoned Argent with port Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CARAPEÇOS".
The scallop is an attribute of St. James the Elder, the local patron saint. The rye ears are symbolizing agriculture as main economic activity. The mural wall is symbolizing the local archaeological heritage.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 March 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

Presentation of Carapeços

Carapeços Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 2277 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2016

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