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Palmeira de Faro e Curvos United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-02-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Palmeira de Faro e Curvos, Concelho de Esposende, Distrito de Braga


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Former Palmeira de Faro commune (until 2013)

[Palmeira de Faro commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Sources: here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, issuant from base a mountain Vert crowned by beacon Argent masoned sable with fire Or, the beacon is flanked by two embowed palm leaves Proper. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "PALMEIRA DE FARO".
Meaning:
Palm leaves (Port.: palmeiras) and beacon (Port.: faro) together are canting.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016

In modern Portuguese itís "farol", meaning "lighthouse", but indeed it stems from a previous etym of Greek origin "faro" - cp. the city of the same name, on the other end of mainland Portugal (whose arms are not canting).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Feb 2016

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 29 July 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016


Presentation of Palmeira de Faro

Palmeira de Faro Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Esposende Municipality (q.v.); it had 2403 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016


Former Curvos commune (until 2013)

[Curvos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, an embattled tower Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Gules, in chief a bunch of three wheat ears at dexter and a grapevine Purpure leaved Or at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CURVOS - ESPOSENDE".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 31 December 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016


Presentation of Curvos

Curvos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Esposende Municipality (q.v.); it had 811 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2016


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