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Feteira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Feteira, Concelho de Horta, Açores

Last modified: 2018-07-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Feteira (Horta) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Vert; a 5-point star Argent, superimposed by a heraldic rose Azure, barbed of the same and seeded Or, flanked by two fern fronds Or, crossed per saltire beneath the star; in chief a Crown of the Holy Spirit Or; in base two barrulets wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FETEIRA - HORTA".
Source: this webpage
The fern fronds are canting elements, as the communes name means "fern glade", or simply "place of ferns". The crown is alluding to the local patron saint, whose "Empire" is covering seven different zones of the commune. Rose and star are representing Our Lady of Lourdes, whose honour day is celebrated in the commune since 1883. The barrulets wavy are stressing the coastal character of the commune.
Source: Carlos Lobão: "Freguesia do Divino Espíírito Santo de Feiteiras", pp.17-18
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 25 July 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

Presentation of Feteira

Feteira Commune, also called Divino Espíírito Santo de Feiteiras, is one of the 13 communes of Horta Municipality; it had 1899 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

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