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França Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de França, Concelho de Bragança, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[França commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 July 2016
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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, 9 July 2016

Coat of arms

[França commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 July 2016

Shield Argent, a roe deer statant Gules, in chief three fleurs de lis Azure set in fess, in base Azure wavy two barrulets wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FRANÇA - BRAGANÇA".
"França" is Portuguese for "France", and the three fleurs de lis on the arms are a case of punning heraldry, making use of a counter changed version of France moderne.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 July 2016

This type of fleur de lis seems to be usually called "Florentine lily ". The three petals of the flower are separated by two stamens. Brian Timms translates "fleur-de-lis florencée " as "fleur-de-lis fleury ".
Tomislav Todorović and Ivan Sache, 10 July 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 9 February 2011
Source: here
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 July 2016

Presentation of França

França Commune is one of the 39 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 238 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 53.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 July 2016

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