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Fajões Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Fajões, Concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2018-06-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Fajões commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2018
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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 blue and white.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure superimposed by a millstone Argent, an embattled tower Argent with port and windows Gules and masoned Sable, flanked at dexter by a crozier Or in bend sinister, at sinister by a radiant sun Or with face, in chief, a Marian crown Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA DE FAJÕES".
The crown is probably referring to Our Lady of Ribeira, to whom is dedicated an ermitage. Furthermore there are four chapels in Fajões, dedicated to Our Lady of Ribeira, Our Lady of Lapa, Our Lady of Salubriousness and Our Lady of Sorrows.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2018

Presentation of Fajões

Fajões Commune is one of the 12 communes of Oliveira de Azeméis Municipality; it had 3087 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2018

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