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Arcos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Arcos, Concelho de Ponte de Lima, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-03-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[(S.Pedro d') Arcos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Mar 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Purpure, in base a bridge Or issuant with four arches and masoned Sable,above the bridge an impending pair of keys crossed per saltire tied Argent, (sinister bendy key Or and bendy key Argent). Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "ARCOS - PONTE DE LIMA".
The pair of keys is an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint. The bridge might be a canting element referring to the arches (Port: arcos).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 February 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2015

Presentation of Arcos

Arcos Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 640 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.4 km². The name of the commune had been S;ão Pedro d'Arcos until 6 April 2011.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2015

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