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Mangualde, Mesquitela e Cunha Alta United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2017-03-14 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: mangualde mesquitela e cunha alta | mangualde(freguesia) | mesquitela(mangualde) | cunha alta | keys(crossed) | lion(couchant) | goat | wedge | pine | crescent(recumbent) |
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União das Freguesias de Mangualde, Mesquitela e Cunha Alta, Concelho de Mangualde, Distrito de Viseu


[Mangualde, Mesquitela e Cunha Alta united commune CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

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Coat of arms

Shield Purpure, all charges are ordered per pale; above a pair of keys crossed per saltire, one Or and the other one Argent; in centre a lion couchant Or, holding a palm frond Argent by his right for paw; beneath a goat passant Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE MANGUALDE MESQUITELA E CUNHA ALTA".
Meaning:
The charges are representing the former communes, the keys stand for Cunha Alta, the lion for Mesquitela and the goat for Mangualde proper.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


Former Mangualde commune (until 2013)

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Coat of arms

[Mangualde commune CoA (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

Shield Or, an eradicated pine Vert fruited sable, flanked by a grapevine Purpure leaved Vert at dexter and an olive branch Vert fruited Sable at sinister, in chief two goats passant respectant Purpure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE MANGUALDE".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 24 April 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


Presentation of Mangualde

Mangualde Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 9389 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 34.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


Former Mesquitela commune (until 2013)

[Mesquitela commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: Mangualde municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a bend sinister Argent semy of stones Sable, in dexter chief a lion couchant Or, holding a palm frond Argent by his right fore paw, in sinister base a crescent recumbent Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "MESQUITELA - MANGUALDE".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 6 October 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


Presentation of Mesquitela

Mesquitela Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 879 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


Former Cunha Alta commune (until 2013)

[Cunha Alta commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: Mangualde municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert; a pair of keys crossed per saltire, one Or the other one Argent; between a wedge Or in chief and a colour palette Argent in base, the palette having four blurs of colour, two black, one red and one blue, tierced by a sinister bendy paintbrush Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll (Bénard Guedes style) with inscription in black capitals "CUNHA ALTA".
Meaning:
The wedge (Port.: cunha) is a canting element. The pair of keys is an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 19 July 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


Presentation of Cunha Alta

Cunha Alta Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 139 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2017


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