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Rio de Moinhos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rio de Moinhos, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rio de Moinhos (Arcos de Valdevez) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 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, 2 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Argent and Azure, an embattled tower Gules masoned Sable with roof Azure and port Argent, flanked by two watermill's wheels Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "RIO DE MOINHOS - ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ".
The name of the commune means "river of mills", which is the Vez River, the wheels and the base wavy together are thus canting.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 14 December 2004, draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2016

Presentation of Rio de Moinhos

Rio de Moinhos Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 438 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2016

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