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Mansores Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Mansores, Concelho de Arouca, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2018-06-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mansores commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 3 June 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Vert; a castle Argent with port and windows Gules, masoned Sable; in chief a pair of pliers Argent in bend sinister, superimposed by a palm frond Or in bend; in base two wheat ears Or in saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll (Bénard Guedes style) with inscription in black capitals "MANSORES - AROUCA".
The castle is representing the archaeological riches of the commune and is referring to a maybe castle of the Moors. Pliers and palm frond are referring to St. Christine, the local patron saint, and her martyrdom.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 1 September 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2018

Presentation of Mansores

Mansores Commune is one of the 16 communes of Arouca Municipality; it had 1081 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2018

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