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Sé, Santa Maria e Meixedo United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-08-18 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: se(braganca) | sta. maria(braganca) | meixedo(braganca) | paschal lamb | wayside cross | saltire(red) |

União das Freguesias de Sé, Santa Maria e Meixedo, Concelho de Bragança, Distrito de Bragança

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Former Sé commune (until 2013)

[Sé (Bragança) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 June 2016

Coat of arms

[Sé (Bragança) commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Azure, a wayside cross Argent, flanked by two 5-point stars Or, in chief a Paschal Lamb couchant, nimbed Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BRAGANÇA - SÉ".
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 21 December 1999
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 June 2016


Presentation of Sé

Sé Commune was originally based in one of the two Catholic parishes of the city of Bragança. It was one of the pre-2013 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 17913 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 10.7 km².
Source: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 June 2016


Former Santa Maria commune (until 2013)

[Santa Maria (Bragança) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 28 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 June 2016

Coat of arms

[Santa Maria (Bragança) commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 28 June 2016

Shield Argent, on a saltire Gules four castles and on its core a representation of the domus municipalis, all these Argent with port and windows Azure, in chief a wreath Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTA MARIA - BRAGANÇA".
Meaning:
The red saltire on silver is the basic armourial element of the House of Bragança; the communal arms add to it tokens of local history.
Source:
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 11 April 1997. The arms were designed by Luís Moreira, a heraldrist at the Gabinete de Estudos e Projetos de Heráldica Administrativa (GEPHA).
Source: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 June 2016


Presentation of Santa Maria

Santa Maria Commune was originally based in one of the two Catholic parishes of the city of Bragança. It was was one of the pre-2013 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 3940 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 13.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 June 2016


Former Meixedo commune (until 2013)

[Meixedo (Bragança) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016

Coat of arms

[Meixedo (Bragança) commune CoA (until 2013)] image by , 30 June 2016

Shield Argent, two plum tree branches Vert fruited Purpure set in fess, and in chief a saltire couped Azure, in base a dog passant Sable emphasized Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MEIXEDO - BRAGANÇA".
Meaning:
The word "meixedo" is local/archaic synonym of regular Portuguese for "ameixial", meaning "plum grove"; the plum tree branches are therefore canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 26 May 2009
Source: here
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016


Presentation of Meixedo

Meixedo Commune, a rural area to the NorthNorthwest of Bragança city, containing only one settlement, the namesake village, distant less than 5 km from the nearby city centre, was one of the pre-2013 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 163 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 11.5 km². In 2013 it was merged with the communes of Santa Maria and of Sé (the two urban communes that comprised the city of Bragança and a narrow rural outskirt)
Source: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 June 2016


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