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Brinches Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Brinches, Concelho de Serpa, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2015-02-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Brinches commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Feb 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

[Brinches commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Feb 2015

Shield Argent, divided by a pile ascending Vert, in cnetral base a plough share Argent, in dexter chief a cross fleury Vert, in sinister chief a lying crescent Vert. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black capitals: "BRINCHES".
The plough share is representing the riches of the fields and the cultivation of them since Roman times. The cross is reminding on the Order of Avis. The crescent is alluding to the Moors having ruled the region for centuries. The green colour is nature's traditional colour. It is symbolizing the importance of local agriculture as main business and the hope for the future and the values of the past as well.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 30 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2015

Presentation of Brinches

Brinches Commune is one of the five communes of Serpa Municipality (q.v.); it had 1039 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 93.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2015

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