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Marinha Grande Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Marinha Grande, Concelho da Marinha Grande, Distrito de Leiria

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[Marinha Grande commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 21 Dec 2007
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green background (village rank) .
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Dec 2007

Coat of arms

[Marinha Grande commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Or three glassmaker's rods Gules handled Sable turned downwards and set in counterbend and fess and bend surrounded by five pine cones Vert set two and two and one and base wavy Vert charged with a barrulet wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DE MARINHA GRANDE".
The glassmaker's rods refer to the local importance of glassmaking industry, the pine cones share the meaning of those in the municipal arms (q.v.), and the green wavy counterchief refers to the sea, being thus a canting element ("marinha" = "salty marsh") absent in the municipal arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Dec 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2003.01.24.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Dec 2007

Presentation of Marinha Grande

Marinha Grande Commune is one of the three communes of the homonym municipality (q.v.). It had 28 372 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 138,87 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Dec 2007

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