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Aboim das Choças Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Aboim das Choças, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Aboim das Choças commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Dec 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a bar wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure, in chief a fessy palm leaf Or, beneath three stones Argent, embattled base Argent masoned Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ABOIM DAS CHOÃAS".
The bar wavy is representing Vez River, the name giver of the municipality. The stones are an attribute of St. Stephen, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 April 2004, draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Presentation of Aboim das Choças

Aboim das Choças Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 333 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 1.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

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