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Meruge Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Meruge, Concelho de Oliveira do Hospital, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2018-05-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Meruge commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 May 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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a bend sinister Argent, filled with cobblestones Sable, in dexter chief a sword flambant Or in pale, in sinister base an eradicated twig of water blinks Or garnished Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll (Bénard Guedes style) with inscription in black capitals "MERUGE".
The sword is an attribute of St. Michael, the local patron saint. The water blinks (Latin: Montia fontana; Port.: meruge) are canting.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 May 2018

Published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 June 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 May 2018

Presentation of Meruge

Meruge Commune is one of the 16 communes of Oliveira do Hospital Municipality; it had 555 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 May 2018

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