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Babe Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Babe, Concelho de Bragança, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2018-05-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Babe commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 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 .
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2018

Coat of arms

[Babe commune CoA] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2018

Shield Or, a parchment scroll Argent garnishd Gules, in dexter chief a grape bunch Purpure leafed Vert, in sinister chief a chestnut twig Vert fruited Gules, in base a plough Azure garnished Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BABE".
The parchment might stand for the Treaty of Babe, signed (around) here on 1387, by Dom João of Portugal and English nobleman John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, planning to join forces to defeat Juan I of Castile (which didn't work out well). For further information click here
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 / 9 May 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 13 May 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Presentation of Babe

Babe Commune is one of the 39 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 238 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 25.6 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2018

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