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Angústias Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Angústias, Concelho de Horta, Açores

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[Angústias commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 5 July 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 July 2010

Coat of arms

[Angústias commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 5 July 2010

The arms are Azure three bezants set in fess, each charged with three drops Sable set one and two, in chief a heart Or speared by a sinister bendy sword Sable, issuant from a base wavy Argent and Vert a whale's fin Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "HORTA - ANGÚSTIAS".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 July 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 January 1999
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 July 2010

Presentation of Angústias

Angústias Commune (or Horta (Angústias) Commune) is one of the 13 communes of Horta Municipality (q.v.), and one of the urban communes (boroughs) of Horta city; it had 2784 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 4,12 km². The name of the Commune comes from the Catholic parish it is derived from and is conterminous to and synonym of, and the arms show the tokens of its patron, the Marian invocation Our Lady of Sorrows (usual Portuguese name is "dores", not "angústias", though).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 July 2010

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