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Veiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Veiros, Concelho de Estremoz, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2014-08-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Veiros (Estremoz) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2014
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a white and blue quartered (town rank) field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2008

Coat of arms

[Veiros (Estremoz) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 21 Oct 2008

The arms are Vair on a saltire Gules five inescutcheons Argent each charged with five inescutcheons Azure bearing five plates per fess. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VEIROS - ESTREMOZ"
"Veiros" is Portuguese for "vair"", the heraldic fur, and, although the exact etym of this toponym is unrelated, the creator of these arms felt the need to make them canting by use vair for the field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2003.10.14.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2008

Presentation of Veiros

Veiros Commune is one of the nine communes of Estremoz Municipality (q.v.); it had 1233 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 39,70 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Oct 2008

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