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Fenais de Ajuda Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Fenais de Ajuda, Concelho de Ribeira Grande, Açores

Last modified: 2018-05-05 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: fenais de ajuda | goshawk | quina | star(5-point) | corn(cob) | wheat(ear) | sugar beet |
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[Fenais de Ajuda commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a 5-point star Argent, flanked by a goshawk Or, holding an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx, in his claws in chief, a corn cob Or leafed Argent at dexter, a wheat ear Or at sinister, a sugar beet Or leafed Argent in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FENAIS DA AJUDA".
The star is an attribute of St. Mary, as Our Lady of Succour being the local patron saint. The quina is a national Portuguese symbol. The goshawk is a local symbol of the Azores, the other symbols are referring to agriculture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 27 June 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2018

Presentation of Fenais de Ajuda

Fenais de Ajuda Commune is one of the 14 communes of Ribeira Grande Municipality; it had 1131 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2018

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