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Palhais e Coina United Commune (Portugal)

União das Freguesias de Palhais e Coina, Concelho de Barrreiro, Distrito de Setúbal

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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Former Palhais commune (until 2013)

[Palhais commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, two paly oars Sable between two pine trees Vert trunked and eradicated Gules, in base a bar wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "PALHAIS - BARREIRO".
Meaning:
The trees are representing a large local forest, the Mata de Machada. The two oars are reminding on the shipping on the river Tejo with different types of boats, which was common in the past. The base wavy is representing the rivers Coina and Tejo.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 23 April 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015


Presentation of Palhais

Palhais Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barreiro Municipality (q.v.); it had 1869 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015


Former Coina commune (until 2013)

[Coina commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, in base a bar wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure, a lozenge Or flanked by two voided rectangles Argent, in chief an orb Or garnished Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "COINA - BARREIRO".
Meaning:
The orb is an attribute of Jesus Christ the Divine Saviour (though Sérgio Horta says, the patron saint is Our Lady of the Remedies).The two squares refer to the glass industry in the town, which had been one of the first glass factories in Portugal. The lozenge is referring to the former mercury mine of Azogue, which had been here till the end of the 18th century. The bar wavy is representing river Coina.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 22 May 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015


Presentation of Coina

Coina Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barreiro Municipality (q.v.); it had 1722 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2015


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