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Croca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Croca, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: this image
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a pair of scissors Argent between two grapevines Argent leaved of the same, in chief a pair of keys crossed per saltire, the sinister bendy one Or, the bendy one Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CROCA".
The pair of keys is an attribute of St. Peter, probably being the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 November 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

Presentation of Croca

Croca Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 1767 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

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