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Friôes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Friôes, Concelho de Valpaços, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2016-03-23 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: frioes | chestnut(branch) | rye(sheaf) | keys(crossed) | potato |
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[Friôes commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Mar 2016
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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.
Source: heraldry page of communal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Friôes commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Mar 2016

Shield Or two chestnut branches Vert fruited of the same with their ends per saltire and a sheaf of (actually just three) rye ears Vert tied Gules both charges set in fess, in chief two keys Purpure per saltire and their wards turned to the chief,in base a potato plant Vert with its potatoes Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FRIÕES". The shape of the scroll is not the most usual but the one favoured by heraldrist José Bénard Guedes and some times also used by others.
Sources: this webpage and communal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg,19 Mar 2016

Assessment (parecer) of the Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) is dated of 12 February 2003 and the communal proclamation followed on 12 April 2003, flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 May 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Mar 2016

Presentation of Friôes

Friôes Commune is one of the four communes of Valpaços Municipality; it had 619 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 27.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Mar 2016

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