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Sistelo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sistelo, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sistelo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 3 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a bridge Argent masoned Sable and having one arch, in central chief a Maltese cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "SISTELO".
The cross is alluding to the Knights' Order of St. John. The base wavy is representing Vez River, the name giver of the municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2016

Presentation of Sistelo

Sistelo Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 273 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 26.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2016

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