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Rio de Moinhos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rio de Moinhos, Concelho de Penafiel, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-02-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rio de Moinhos (Penafiel) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a pale wavy Argent, flanked by two watermill wheels Or, and superimposed in chief by a hammer Argent hilted Sable, Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RIO DE MOINHOS - PENAFIEL".
The commune's name means "river of mills", thus millwheels and pale wavy are canting.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 July 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2017

Presentation of Rio de Moinhos

Rio de Moinhos Commune is one of the 27 communes of Penafiel Municipality; it had 2886 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2017

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