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Figueira dos Cavaleiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Figueira dos Cavaleiros, Concelho de Ferreira do Alentejo, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2016-09-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Figueira dos Cavaleiros commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Auf 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Auf 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, an eradicated fig tree Vert, fruited Argent, surrounded by three spurs, two in flanks and one in base, two arrows Gules in saltire Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FIGUEIRA DOS CAVALEIROS".
Spurs as attributes of riders or knights (Port.: cavaleiros) and fig tree (Port.: figueira) are canting, the arrows are an attribute of St. Sebastian, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Auf 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 14 July 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Auf 2016

Presentation of Figueira dos Cavaleiros

Figueira dos Cavaleiros Commune is one of the four communes of Ferreira do Alentejo Municipality; it had 1346 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 154.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Auf 2016

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