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Cinco Ribeiras Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cinco Ribeiras, Concelho de Angra do Heroísmo, Açores

Last modified: 2020-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cinco Ribeiras commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain light yellow (or beige) field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a fountain Sable garnished Or spitting water of the same, in base a cow statant Sable spotted Argent. In chief a corn cob Gules leaved Vert in each corner. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CINCO RIBEIRAS".
The corn cobs are symbolizing the importance of producing cereals and flour in the nearby mills. The fountain is a local building of historical heritage. The cow is symbolizing the importance of cattle breeding.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

Presentation of Cinco Ribeiras

Cinco Ribeiras Commune is one of the 19 communes of the Angra do Heroísmo municipality (q.v.); it had 704 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

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