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Coriscada Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Coriscada, Concelho de Mêda, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2017-04-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Coriscada commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Apr 2017
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or, parted by a bend sinister Sable masoned Argent, in dexter chief and sinister base a flash Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CORISCADA".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

"Coriscada" is a (one of several) quaint, slightly archaic Portuguese words for "thunderstorm", from "corisco" = "lightning bolt" (more specifical a thunderless one; a coriscada being thus a faraway thunderstorm). These arms are therefore canting, or at least punning.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Apr 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 October 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

Presentation of Coriscada

Coriscada Commune is one of the 11 communes of Mêda Municipality; it had 208 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 25.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

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