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Louredo e Fornelos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Louredo e Fornelos, Concelho de Santa Marta de Penaguião, Distrito de Vila Real

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[Fornelos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Aug 2010
flag of former Fornelos commune
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Former Fornelos Commune (until 2013)

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Aug 2010

Coat of arms

[Fornelos commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Aug 2010

The arms are Or a bundle of five arrows pointing upwards Purpure tied Vert and two ovens Sable garnished Argent and heated Gules all set in chevron. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FORNELOS - SANTA MARTA DE PENAGUIÃO"
"Fornelo" means "small oven", one of five communes thus named in Portugal and the patron of the local conterminous Catholic parish is St. Sebastian, whose attributes are arrows: therefore canting arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Aug 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 27 May 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Aug 2010

Presentation of Fornelos

Fornelos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santa Marta de Penaguião Municipality (q.v.); it had 319 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 5,03 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Aug 2010

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