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Brogueira, Parceiros de Igreja e Alcorochel United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-02-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Brogueira, Parceiros de Igreja e Alcorochel, Concelho de Torres Novas, Distrito de Santarém


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Former Brogueira commune (until 2013)

[Brogueira commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a rice plant Or flanked by two herons affronty statant Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll with inscription in black initials "BROGUEIRA"
Meaning:
The base wavy is representing Almonda River, rice plant and herons are representing the swamps of Boquilobo, located in the South of the commune and being an important growing area of rice.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 23 June 1994, draft of flag and arms made by João Carlos Lopes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016


Presentation of Brogueira

Brogueira Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Torres Novas Municipality (q.v.); it had 1112 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 21.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016


Former Parceiros de Igreja commune (until 2013)

[Parceiros de Igreja commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules a paly labarum of St. John the Baptist (white with red Latin throughout cross) between two branches of olive Or fruited sable, in central chief a coronet Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "PARCEIROS DE IGREJA".
Meaning:
The coronet is an attribute of Our Lady of the Snows, the local patron saint. The labarum is referring to the first two waves of colonisation of the area. The olive branches (as a pair) are canting referring to the idea of consorts (Port.: parceiros)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 24 October 1994, draft of flag and arms made by José Bèrnard Guedes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016


Presentation of Parceiros de Igreja

Parceiros de Igreja Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Torres Novas Municipality (q.v.); it had 907 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 12.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016


Former Alcorochel commune (until 2013)

[Alcorochel commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, two grapevines Purpure leaved Or ordered per fess, in central chief an owl statant Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALCOROCHEL".
Meaning:
The owl (Port.: coruche) is alluding to the commune's name being related and having the same root as Coruche in the Santarem District. The grapevines are symbolizing agriculture, especially viticulture and the famous local vines.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016

The usual word is "_coruja_"; Iím not sure about the exact meaning and history of the word "_coruche_" (meaningless as a common noun in current modern Portuguese), but the same connection can be seen in the arms of Coruche Municipality.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Feb 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 12 February 1994, draft of flag and arms made by João Carlos Lopes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016


Presentation of Alcorochel

Alcorochel Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Torres Novas Municipality (q.v.); it had 810 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 8.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2016


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