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Carviçais Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2024-05-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Carviçais commune flag] 2:3,image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2023
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Carviçais Commune

Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain redfield.
Source: Sergio Horta´s webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2023

Coat of Arms


[Carviçais commune CoA] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2023

Shield Argent an oak eradicated Vert between two almond branches Vert blossomed Gules seeded Or, issuant from base an embattled castle wall Azure masoned Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case serifed letters "CARVIÇAIS".
Meaning:
The toponym "carvi├žais", trivially the plural of "carvi├žal", seems to mean a place characterised by gall oak and kermes oak scrubland: The oak on the arms, albeit usually meant to refer rather to Quercus faginea or Quercus roburin Portuguese heraldry, may here symbolise this etymology.
Source: Hiperglobal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2023

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 24 Oct 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2023

Presentation of Carviçais

Carviçais was one of the nine communes of Moncorvo Municipality not affected by the 2013 changes ; it had 510 inhabitants in 2021 and covers 64,19 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2023


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