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Abrunhosa-a-Velha Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Abrunhosa-a-Velha, Concelho de Mangualde, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2017-03-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Abrunhosa-a-Velha commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017
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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 yellow and blue.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a pillory Argent between a lyre Or stringed Argent at dexter and an olive branch Or fruited Sable at sinister, in dexter chief a 5-point star Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ABRUNHOSA-A-VELHA".
The local pillory, displayed on the arms is symbolizing the old administrative autonomy of the commune. The star is representing Serra da Estrela, a local mountain ridge. The olive branches are representing agriculture and the importance of olive oil for the local development.
Sources: this webpage and Mangualde municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 27 April 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

Presentation of Abrunhosa-a-Velha

Abrunhosa-a-Velha Commune is one of the 12 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 563 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2017

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