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Boivães Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Boivães, Concelho de Ponte da Barca, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2020-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Boivães commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain golden yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, in base a triplemount issuant Or, each peak charged with a flax blossom Azure seeded Argent, in chief scales balanced by a flamy sword, all Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "BOIVÃES - PONTE DA BARCA"
Sword and scales are attributes of St. Michael, probably the local patron saint.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2015

Presentation of Boivães

Boivães Commune is one of the 17 communes of the Ponte da Barca municipality (q.v.); it had 289 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2015

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