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Grijó Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Grijó, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-05-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grijó (Macedo de Cavaleiros) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Grijó (Macedo de Cavaleiros) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Mar 2016

Shield Or, a saw Gules emphasized Sable per pale, in chief two bunches of grapes Purpure leaved Vert, issuant from base a mound of two coupeaux Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "GRIJÓ - MACEDO DE CAVALEIROS".
The saw is likely to refer to the local barrelmaking tradition. The mound is standing for the mountain range Serra de Bornes. The symbolism of the other charges is trivial.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 January 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2016

Presentation of Grijó

Grijó Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 371 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.2 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2016

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