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Bustelo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bustelo, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bustelo (Penafiel) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Feb 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, issuant from base an aqueduct Argent with three arches masoned Sable, in chief a pair of scales Or balanced by an upright sword flamant Argent, flanked by two carriage wheels Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "BUSTELO - PENAFIEL"
Sword and scales are attributes of St. Michael, probably being the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 November 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Feb 2017

Presentation of Bustelo

Bustelo Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 1579 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Feb 2017

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