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Branca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Branca, Concelho de Coruche, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Branca commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Feb 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green (though the name means "the white one") field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, base wavy of Azure and Argent, a garb of wheat ears Vert tied Gules between two fig leaves Vert, in central chief a fleur-de-lis Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black capitals: "BRANCA - CORUCHE".
The fleur de lis is an attribute of the patron saint Our Lady of Conception. The base wavy probably symbolizes the Sorraia River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 11 July 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Presentation of Branca

Branca Commune is one of the six communes of Coruche Municipality (q.v.); it had 1474 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 116.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

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