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Riachos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Riachos, Concelho de Torres Novas, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2016-01-27 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: riachos | saltire(wavy) | cross(st. anthony) | olive(branch) | picket |
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[Riachos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Jan 2016
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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 white and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

[Riachos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Jan 2016

Shield Argent parted by a saltire wavy Azure, in chief a Greek cross Gules with 12 acorns Or capsuled vert, in base a bunch of three branches of olive Vert fruited Sable and tied Gules, in each flank a paly picket Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA DE RIACHOS".
The cross is an attribute of St. Anthony, the local patron saint. The pickets are representing some kind of local cowboys (people driving cattle). The olive branches are representing agricultural tradition. The saltire is representing Almonda River, separating the commune and its neighbours.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 November 1993, draft of flag and arms made by José Bèrnard Guedes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jan 2016

Presentation of Riachos

Riachos Commune is one of the ten communes of the Torres Novas municipality (q.v.); it had 5247 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jan 2016

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