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Terra Chã Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Terra Chã, Concelho de Angra do Heroísmo, Açores

Last modified: 2015-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: terra cha | orange(tree) | cross(christ knights) | star(8-point) | fleur-de-lis(blue) |
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[Terra Chã commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Oct 2008
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About the Flag

It is a slightly atypical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Oct 2008

Coat of arms

[ commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 June 2008

The arms are Argent, an orange tree eradicated Vert fruited tawny, in chief a Christ Knights’ Order's cross between an 8-point star Azure at dexter and a fleur-de-lis Azure at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "TERRA CHÃ".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Oct 2008

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 September 1996
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Oct 2008

Presentation of Terra Chã

Terra Chã Commune is one of the 19 communes of the Angra do Heroísmo municipality (q.v.); it had 2915 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2015

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