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Barreiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Barreiros, Concelho de Amares, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2018-03-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Barreiros (Amares) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2018
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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.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two grapevines Purpure leafed Vert ordered per fess, in chief a rooster statant Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "BARREIROS - AMARES".
The rooster is an unusual attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint (the proposal had displayed the crossed keys as usual). The rooster is referring to the episode in St. Matthew 26, 69-74. The grapevines are symbolising viticulture, the predominant local business line. The base wavy is symbolising the local Cávado River.
Sources: this webpage and communal heraldry page
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 23 March 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2018

Presentation of Barreiros

Barreiros Commune is one of the 16 communes of Amares Municipality; it had 760 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2018

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