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Peredo da Bemposta Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Peredo da Bemposta, Concelho de Mogadouro, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: peredo da bemposta | grapevine | olive(branch) | belfry |
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[Peredo da Bemposta commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Feb 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2016

Coat of arms

[Peredo da Bemposta commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Feb 2016

Shield Purple a grape bunch Or leaved and tendrilled Argent and two olive branches Or fruited Sable with its lower ends crossed per fess and a belfry Argent topped by a cross Argent, masoned Sable with bell Or, all well ordered (2:1), in base wavy Argent a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "PEREDO DA BEMPOSTA".
The word "bemposta" means "well settled" and is a very common toponym; in this case refers to a nearby town, seat of a former municipality (1315~1820) this commune was part of. The word "peredo" might mean "pear grove", but I could not find any support for this.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 January 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2016

Presentation of Peredo da Bemposta

Peredo da Bemposta Commune is one of the 21 communes of Mogadouro Municipality; it had 188 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 18.1 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2016

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