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Maceira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Maceira, Concelho de Leiria, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-05-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Maceira commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 20 May 2016
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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 white and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, fleur-de-lis Or between two branches of apple tree or, in base two barrulets Argent, charged with three watermill's wheels Sable. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA DE MACEIRA".
The branches of apple tree (Port.: macieira) are canting elements. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of the Light, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 June 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2016

Presentation of Maceira

Maceira Commune is one of the 18 communes of Leiria Municipality; it had 9914 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 47.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2016

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