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Canas de Senhorim Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Canas de Senhorim, Concelho de Nelas, Distrito de Viseu

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[Canas de Senhorim commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Aug 2010
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a background quartered yellow and red (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Aug 2010

Coat of arms

[Canas de Senhorim commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Aug 2010

The arms are Gules a "pillory" Argent garnished Sable flanked by two Horses forcene Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE CANAS DE SENHORIM".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Aug 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 1992.12.26.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Aug 2010

Presentation of Canas de Senhorim

Canas de Senhorim Commune is one of the nine communes of Nelas Municipality (q.v.); it had 3555 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 25,66 km². It was once the seat of a separate municipality, reorganized in its current state in 1852, a change never accepted by local leaders, who kept alive a demand of municipal restoration till today. After a such movement met success in Vizela in 2002, Canas de Senhorim remains the most notable and locally supported movement for municipal (re)establishment.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Aug 2010

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