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Açoreira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Açoreira, Concelho de Torre de Moncorvo, Distrito de Bragança

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[Açoreira commune flag] 2:3, image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 2023
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Açoreira Commune


It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: Sergio Horta´s webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 2023

Coat of Arms

[Açoreira commune CoA] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 2023

Shield Or two olive trees Vert set in fess and in chief a goshawk volant Sable emphasized Argent and issuant from base a triplemount Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)( and white scroll reading in black upper case serifed letters "AÇOREIRA"
Although there are alternative etymologies for this toponym, the immediate meaning of the word "açoreira" is "goshawk nest", dully formed from "açor"+"eira"; the arms are therefore partly canting.(The bird here referred is indeed the Eurasian Goshawk, which is native to see here the area, unlike in the case of the Azores [pt-a.html], where the toponym (and the canting arms and flag) resulted from an early misidentification here of the local Common Buzzard.)
Source: Hiperglobal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 2023

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 28 Sep 2007, see here
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 2023

Presentation of Açoreira Commune

Açoreira Commune was one of the nine communes of Moncorvo Municipality not affected by the 2013 changes ; it had 340 inhabitants in 2021 and covers 23,97 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 2023

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