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Caniçal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Caniçal, Concelho do Machico, Madeira

Last modified: 2014-07-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Caniçal commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2012
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About the Flag

It is an untypical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on background quarterly divided into yellow and blue, usually belonging to (town rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2012

Coat of arms

On shield Azure a mountain Argent lined out Sable upon base wavy Vert and Argent the fess wavy Argent surmounted by two tunas Sable, above a couped St.Mary's crown Or flanked by two 7-point stars of the same. Mural crown argent with four visible towers, usually belonging to (town rank), and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CANIÇAL - MACHICO".
Crown and stars probably are attributes of St.Mary. The base wavy is representing the sea.
Source: Machico municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2012

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