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Mata de Lobos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Mata de Lobos, Concelho de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2017-03-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mata de Lobos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, in chief two wolves passant Or, in base a forest Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "MATA DE LOBOS".
The arms are canting, because "mata de lobos" means "forest of wolves".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 December 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017

Presentation of Mata de Lobos

Mata de Lobos Commune is one of the ten communes of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Municipality; it had 383 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 37.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017

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