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Fonte Arcada Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Fonte Arcada, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Fonte Arcada (Penafiel) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 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 white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, an aqueduct Argent with three arches, in chief a fountain Or pouring water Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FONTE ARCADA - PENAFIEL".
The base wavy is probably representing Sousa River, the fountain (Port.: fonte) is a canting element. br>Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

Presentation of Fonte Arcada

Fonte Arcada Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 1606 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2017

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