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Curral das Freiras Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Curral das Freiras, Concelho de Câmara de Lobos, Madeira

Last modified: 2014-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Curral das Freiras commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Nov 2010
flag of former commune
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Nov 2010

Coat of arms

[Curral das Freiras commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Nov 2010

The arms are Or a cloth Gules fixed by a staff Azure, in chief a chestnut Proper between two bees Azure, in base a valley Vertcharged with a pale wavy Azure fimbriated Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CURRAL DAS FREIRAS - CÂMARA DE LOBOS".
"Curral" in Portuguese means "corral", an open air enclosure for cattle, but in this use it refers to an enclosed valley. The arms are thus partly canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Nov 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 Febgruary 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Nov 2010

Presentation of Curral das Freiras

Curral das Freiras Commune is one of the five communes of Câmara de Lobos Municipality (q.v.); it had 1673 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 25,07 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Nov 2010

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