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Carvoeira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Carvoeira, Concelho de Mafra, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Carvoeira commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 May 2010
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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, 9 May 2010

Coat of arms

[Carvoeira commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 May 2010

The arms are Or issuant, from a base wavy Azure charged with a barrulet Argent a two-arched bridge Argent masoned Sable, flanked at dexter by a bunch of grapes Purpure leaved Vert and at sinister by a charcoal fire Sable flaming Gules, in chief an 8-point star Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CARVOEIRA - MAFRA".
"Carvoeir" means (female) charburner, or charcoal making (or storage) place, thus the bonfire on the arms is canting. The patron of the equivalent (and once coincident) Catholic parish is Our Lady of Expectation, for which possibly stands the star on the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 January 1996
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2010

Presentation of Carvoeira

Carvoeira Commune is one of the 11 communes of Mafra Municipality (q.v.); it had 2155 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8,32 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2010

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