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Linhares Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Linhares, Concelho de Celorico da Beira, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2018-07-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Linhares (Celorico da Beira) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a castle Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Gules, having an embattled wall and two embattled towers, in chief a waxing crescent Argent, surrounded by six 5-point stars Or ordered 1:2:2:1. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and grey scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA DE LINHARES".
Please note that e.g. Ralf Hartemink displays the shield with purple background. The upper half displays the pattern given by Ignacio de Vilhena Barbosa in his book "As cidades e villas da Monarchia portuguesa que teem brazão d'armas".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2018

Presentation of Linhares

Linhares Commune is one of the 16 communes of Celorico da Beira Municipality; it had 259 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 15.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2018

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