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Lara Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Lara, Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lara (Monção) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Aug 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a basket of Or and Sable carrying four snake's heads Vert between two grapevines Or leaved Argent ordered per fess in chief and a watermill's wheel Or in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "LARA - MONÇÃO". ""
The basket with green snake heads in Arrecife (Lanzarote) refers to the Herrera kin. Portugal had been a part of Spain from 1580 - 1640. I must admit, I have no idea, whether those Spanish noblemen played also a role at the northern edge of Portugal.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

Presentation of Lara

Lara Commune is one of the 24 communes of the Monção municipality (q.v.); it had 266 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

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