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Relva Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Relva, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Relva commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017
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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 red.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a plough Argent, bladed Or, in base two grain ears Or in saltire, in chief a goshawk Argent, charged with an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DA RELVA".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Azores. The quina is a national symbol. Plough, grain, and probably also the green colour are representing agriculture.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

Presentation of Relva

Relva Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 3006 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

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