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Boa Ventura Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Boa Ventura, Concelho de São Vicente, Madeira

Last modified: 2014-08-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Boaventura commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Feb 2008
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green background (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Feb 2008

Coat of arms

[Boaventura commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Feb 2008

The arms are Argent issuant from a base wavy of four fesses Vert and Argent an island of three rocky peaks Sable emphasized Argent flanked by two bunches of grapes Purpure leaved Vert and in chief a palm Vert set in fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BOAVENTURA".
The base wavy is symbolizing the coastal location.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Feb 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 1996.04.23.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Feb 2008

Presentation of Boa Ventura

Boa Ventura Commune is one of the three communes of the São Vicente municipality (q.v.), on central northern Madeira Island. This commune had 1537 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 26,20 km². The official spelling (according to the National Statistics Institute, i.a.) seems to be "boa ventura", as two words, according to the original meaning ("good luck"), but some sources, prefer the joint version "boaventura" (Bonaventure).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Feb 2008

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