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Pêra do Moço Commune (Portugal) Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Pêra do Moço, Concelho da Guarda, Distrito da Guarda

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[Pêra do Moço commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white background (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2009

Coat of arms

[Pêra do Moço commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Azure a (representation of a) dolmen Argent garnished Sable and six ears of rye Or set in pale and placed per orle with three in chief. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters T "PÊRA DO MOÇO"
The arms are canting in part, as "pera" is an archaic deformation of "pedra_", "stone". As written on the scroll and in many other locations, "pêra" (with caret) means "pear" like in better known such case of etymological misattrib, Castanheira de Pera, this is not shown as such in the arms. Words "do moço" mean "of the lad", but no lad is found on the arms; that's because the dolmen's full name is Anta do Moço (Lad's Dolmen).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2004.05.12
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2009

Presentation of Pêra do Moço

Pêra do Moço Commune is one of the 45 communes of Guarda Municipality (q.v.); it had 833 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 20,80 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2009

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