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Povoação Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Povoação, Concelho de Povoação, Açores

Last modified: 2018-03-08 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: povoacao(freguesia) | cross(christ knights) | goshawk | star(5-point) |
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[Povoação commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Mar 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent; a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, surrounded by five 5-point stars Azure in orle; in chief a goshawk volant proper. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE POVOAÇÃO".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The blue stars are probably alluding to Our Lady Mother of God, the local patron saint. The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ. The draft was made by José Manuel Almeida Melo.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 August 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2018

Presentation of Povoação

Povoação Commune is one of the six communes of Povoação Municipality; it had 2161 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 26.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2018

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