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Rebordosa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rebordosa, Concelho de Paredes, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rebordosa commune]
2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016
[Rebordosa commune with former arms]
2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016
   


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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of eight of yellow and blue.
Meaning of the colours:
Yellow is symbolizing local riches, the power of labour and the gold, which had been found in the mines of Lugar de Presa da Bouça. Blue is the traditional colour of the commune and of the local football club as well.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a sinister bendy saw Argent hilted Sable, in sinister chief a chestnut twig Argent fruited Or, in dexter base a cogwheel Or. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "REBORDOSA". (left image above)
Meaning:
The chestnut twig is alluding to the chestnut hedgerows (Port.: castanheiros rebordões), which according to "old documents" are the origin of the commune's name. The hedgerows consisted of wild chestnut trees with small and round chestnuts, and many trees are nowadays found on the local farms. The saw is representing the local carpentry and production of furniture. The cogwheel is representing industries.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016


Former Symbols

The flag was nearly the same but carrying the former arms in its centre as follows: shield Azure (celestial blue), issuant from base a mount Vert, crowned by a cogwheel Argent (grey), superimposed by a factory Argent (white) with three chimneys Gules, over all two embowed branches of chestnut, in base tied per saltire, in dexter chief five inescutcheons Sable in cross, each one charged with five plates. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers and yellow scroll with inscription in black capitals "CIDADE DE REBORDOSA". (right image above)
Meaning:
Information about the chestnut branches you can see above (current arms). The green colour is representing the local fields. Factory and cogwheel are representing industries, especially the production of furniture. The quinas (inescutcheons) are stressing the historical heritage.
Source:
communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016

Rebordosa gained the rank of a town on 16 May 1984 (published in D.R. I SÚrie on 28 June 1984), and the rank of a city on 1 July 2003 (published in D.R. I SÚrie on 26 August 2003)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016


Presentation of Rebordosa

Rebordosa Commune is one of the 18 communes of Paredes Municipality; it had 9106 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2016


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