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Carvoeiro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Carvoeiro, Concelho de Mação, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2016-04-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Carvoeiro (Mação) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and green.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a charcoal kiln Sable smouldering Gules and Or, in chief a Maltese cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CARVOEIRO - MAÇÃO".
The commune's name means either "coal bearer" or "coal merchant". The kiln is thus canting. The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Malta.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

Flag and arms were officially granted on 20 October 2003.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

Presentation of Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro Commune is one of the six communes of Mação Municipality; it had 620 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 49.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

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