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Bairro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bairro, Concelho de Vila Nova da Famalicão, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-03-20 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: bairro | base(wavy) | potter's wheel | keys(crossed) |
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[Bairro commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Mar 2016
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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, 17 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a potter's wheel Sable carrying a pot Gules, in central chief two keys Purpure crossed per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "BAIRRO - VILA NOVA DE FAMALICÃO"
The keys are an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint, here having an unusual colour and position (beards inwards).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2016

Presentation of Bairro

Bairro Commune is one of the 34 communes of Vila Nova da Famalicão Municipality; it had 3598 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2016

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