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Covoada Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Covoada, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Covoada commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Jan 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Vert and Argent, a spinning wheel Azure, flanked by two torteaux, in chief a goshawk Sable, holding in his claws a cross patty Gules, charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "COVOADA - PONTA DELGADA".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The cross is representing the Order the Knights of Christ. The base with green waves is representing the Atlantic Ocean.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 16 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Presentation of Covoada

Covoada Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 1341 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

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