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Rans Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rans, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rans commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a dragon rampant Gules, surrounded by five cobblestones Sable, ordered 2:2:1. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RANS - PENAFIEL".
The dragon is a rare attribute of St. Michael of Rans, the local patron saint. The cobblestones are representing the well-known local paviours. The base wavy is simbolizing Cavalum River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 October 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

Presentation of Rans

Rans Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 1907 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

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