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Pico da Pedra Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Pico da Pedra, Concelho de Ribeira Grande, Açores

Last modified: 2018-05-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pico da Pedra commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2018
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About the Flag

It is an unusual Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field vertically divided of blue and white.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Gules; a 5-point star Or; in chief a goshawk Or lined Sable, holding an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx, in his claws; in base two overlapping triangles Vert, in front of them a can Argent, superimposed by a wheat ear Or and a corn cob Or, leafed Argent, in saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PICO DA PEDRA".
The star is an attribute of Our Lady of Delight, the local patron saint, the triangles are probably representing peaks (Port.: picos) of mountains and thus canting. Goshawk, and quina, are local symbols of the Azores. The other charges are symbolising agriculture.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2018

Presentation of Pico da Pedra

Pico da Pedra Commune is one of the 14 communes of Ribeira Grande Municipality; it had 2909 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2018

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