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Irivo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Irivo, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Irivo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 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 field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a memorial arch Sable masoned Or, in dexter chief a raven Sable, in sinister chief a cogwheel Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and (village rank) white scroll with inscription in black capitals "IRIVO - PENAFIEL".
The raven is an attribute of St. Vincent, the local patron saint. The cogwheel is simbolizing industries. The monument is a well, supplying the mourners visiting Rainha Santa Mafalda graveyard at Convento de Arouca Street. The base wavy is representing the rivers Sousa and Cavalum. Flag and arms were designed by Professor Luis Mendes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 27 March 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2017

Presentation of Irivo

Irivo Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 2182 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2017

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