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Conceição Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Conceição, Concelho de Ribeira Grande, Açores

Last modified: 2018-05-05 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: conceicao(ribeira grande) | goshawk | quina | crown(marian) | millstone | millwheel |
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[Conceição (Ribeira Grande) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2018
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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 white and blue.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Gules; a Marian crown Or gemmed Azure, flanked in chief by a goshawk Or lined Sable, holding an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx, in his claws; and in base by a millstone and a millwheel, both Argent and ordered per fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RIBEIRA GRANDE - CONCEIÇÃO".
The crown is an attribute of Our Lady of Conception, the local patron saint. Goshawk, and quina, are local symbols of the Azores.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2018

Flag and arms proposed by the Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 21 April 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2018

Presentation of Conceição

Conceição Commune is one of the 14 communes of Ribeira Grande Municipality; it had 2425 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2018

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