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Lomba da Maia Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Lomba da Maia, Concelho de Ribeira Grande, Açores

Last modified: 2018-05-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lomba da Maia commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Source: English WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a Holstein cow (= Sable spotted Argent) statant, flanked by two distaffs Azure with filaments Gules, issuant from base a mount Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "LOMBA DA MAIA".
The mountain ridge (Port.: lomba) is a canting element. The other charges are probably referring to the main business lines.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 June 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2018

Presentation of Lomba da Maia

Lomba da Maia Commune is one of the 14 communes of Ribeira Grande Municipality; it had 1152 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 20.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2018

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