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Cerva e Limões United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2017-10-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Cerva e Limões, Concelho de Ribeira de Pena, Distrito de Vila Real


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Former Cerva commune (until 2013)

[Cerva commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field, sometimes with blue embowed inscription.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Argent; a fess sable, charged with a stag salient Or, flanked by two towers of the same; six barrulets wavy Azure, three in chief and three in base. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals: "VILA DE CERVA".
Meaning:
Blue barrulets wavy as usual symbolising rivers, in this case Poio and Louredo, furthermore the riches of water, making the soil fertile. The black fess is representing the soil, furthermore hone firmness (of character) and honesty. The stag (Portuguese: cerva) is a canting element
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017

Published in Diário do Governo, I Série on 13 August 1935
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017


Presentation of Cerva

Cerva Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Ribeira de Pena Municipality; it had 2280 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 46.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017


Former Limões commune (until 2013)

[Limões commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a granary Argent garnished Sable, in chief a bower Or bearing four lemons of the same, in base a triplet of three flowers Or tied Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals: "LIMÕES". Meaning: The lemons (Port.: limões) are canting elements. The granary is probably symbolising agriculture.
Sources: this photo and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017


Presentation of Limões

Limões Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Ribeira de Pena Municipality; it had 335 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 17.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2017


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