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Cunha Baixa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cunha Baixa, Concelho de Mangualde, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2017-03-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cunha Baixa commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Source: Mangualde municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or, two lyres Gules ordered per fess, in chief a dolmen Sable, in base an eradicated bean plant Vert blossomed Gules and Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll (Bénard Guedes style) with inscription in black capitals "CUNHA BAIXA".
The dolmen is symbolizing the very old age of the first settlement at this place. The lyres are representing the many local marching bands. The bean plant is representing agriculture as the main business line.
Sources: Mangualde municipal webpage and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 May 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

Presentation of Cunha Baixa

Cunha Baixa Commune is one of the 12 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 884 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 15.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

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