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Baçal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Baçal, Concelho de Bragança, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2018-07-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Baçal commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 May 2018
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About the Flag

I couldn't find any flag information.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a two-tassel ecclesiastical hat Sable, in chief two bugle horns Gules stringed Argent addorsed. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BAÇAL".
The arms refer to a famous local, the 19-20th century self-taught polymath Francisco Manuel Alves, Abbot of Baçal (and metonymically known as such: Abade de Baçal) - writer, historian, genealogist, and archaeologist.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 10 March 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2018

Presentation of Baçal

Baçal Commune is one of the 39 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 484 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 28.4 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2018

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