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Cossourado e Linhares Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cossourado e Linhares, Concelho de Paredes de Coura, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-07-13 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: cossourado(paredes de couro) | linhares(paredes de couro) | mountain(issuant) | fess(embattled;masoned) | cross(bottony) | triple mount | base(wavy) |
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Former Cossourado commune (until 2013)

[Cossourado commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,8 July 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,8 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a mountain Vert garnished Sable issuant from a base wavy of Argent and Azure, in chief a fess embattled Gules masoned Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "COSSOURADO- PAREDES DE COURA".
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider,8 July 2015

Approved by Comissão de Heráldica da Associašão dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 21 September 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider,8 July 2015


Presentation of Cossourado

Cossourado Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Paredes de Coura Municipality (q.v.); it had 319 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider,8 July 2015


Former Linhares Commune (until 2013)


[Linhares commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Apr 2010

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Apr 2010

Coat of arms

[Linhares commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Apr 2010

The arms are Gules a cross bottony Or surrounded by eight plates and issant from a base wavy azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent a triple mount Or. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "LINHARES - PAREDES DE COURA".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Apr 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 29 August 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Apr 2010


Presentation of Linhares

Linhares Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Paredes de Coura Municipality (q.v.); it had 198 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5,3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 July 2015


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