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Mancelos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Mancelos, Concelho de Amarante, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2018-06-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mancelos commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 June 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Source: communal heraldry page
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a belfry Sable, masoned Argent with port and windows Argent, flanked by a grapevine Purpure at dexter, and a corn cob Gules at sinister, both leafed Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "MANCELOS - AMARANTE".
The belfry belongs to the local Romanesque parish church, dedicated to St. Martin.
Sources: communal heraldry page and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 June 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 January 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 June 2018

Presentation of Mancelos

Mancelos Commune is one of the 26 communes of Amarante Municipality; it had 3114 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 June 2018

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