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Lavradas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Lavradas, Concelho de Ponte da Barca, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-11-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lavradas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a mountain Vert, charged with a millwheel Sable rigged Or and chained Sable, in chief a pair of scales Gules balanced by a flamy sword Gules hilted Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "LAVRADAS - PONTE DA BARCA"
Scales and sword are attributes of St. Michael, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 28 October 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Presentation of Lavradas

Lavradas Commune is one of the 17 communes of the Ponte da Barca municipality (q.v.); it had 875 iinhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

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