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Avô Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Avô, Concelho de Oliveira do Hospital, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2018-05-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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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 yellow and blue.
Source: this image
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a fleur-de-lis Argent, flanked by two olive branches Or in saltire, fruited Sable, issuant from base an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable with pinnacles dancetty. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll (Bénard Guedes style) with inscription in black capitals "AVÔ".
The base wavy is referring to Alva River and Pomares Creek. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Assumption, the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2018

Published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 April 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2018

Presentation of Avô

Avô Commune is one of the 16 communes of Oliveira do Hospital Municipality; it had 595 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2018

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