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Capelas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Capelas, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Vert and Argent, two harpoons Sable roped Gules in saltire, in chief a goshawk Or, carrying an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CAPELAS".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The quina is a national symbol. The base with green waves is representing the Atlantic Ocean. The harpoons are symbolizing whaling.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 July 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Presentation of Capelas

Capelas Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 4080 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 16.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

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