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Figueiredo de Alva Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Figueiredo de Alva, Concelho de São Pedro do Sul, Distrito de Viseu

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[Figueiredo de Alva commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Apr 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Apr 2010

Coat of arms

[Figueiredo de Alva commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Apr 2010

The arms are Argent an orb Azure encircled Or and ensigned with a cross crosslet of the first and in orle ten fig leaves Or. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FIGUEIREDO DE ALVA".
The word "figueiredo", apart from being a common Portuguese surname, may also mean "fig grove", and thus the fig leaves are canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin and Jan Mertens, 16 Apr 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 May 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Apr 2010

Presentation of Figueiredo de Alva

Figueiredo de Alva Commune is one of the 14 communes of São Pedro do Sul Municipality (q.v.); it had 1026 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 15,56 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Apr 2010

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