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Bonfim Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia do Bonfim, Concelho do Porto, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2016-01-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bonfim commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Oct 2008
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About the Flag

It is an almost typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quarterly divided of green and white, usually meaning town rank.
The flag is slightly atypical because the green is used in the background and yet it is absent from the coat of arms, a situation which is not unusual but unexpected for a flag adopted in such a late date.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Oct 2008

Coat of arms

[Bonfim commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Oct 2008

The arms are Azure three factory chimneys Argent masoned sable ordered 2:1 and flaming Gules garnished Or from their furnaces and in chief seven 8-point stars Or set in fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DO BONFIM".
The toponym comes from "bom fim", meaning "good end", a notion absent from the chosen arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Oct 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2002.03.19.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Oct 2008

Presentation of Bonfim

Bonfim Commune is one of the seven communes of Porto (Oporto) Municipality (q.v.); it had  24 265 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2016

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