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Marialva Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Marialva, Concelho de Mêda, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2022-01-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marialva 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 field quartered of blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, an impending castle Sable with two embattled towers all masoned Or, in dexter chief an inescutcheon Azure charged with 11 plates ordered 3:2:3:2:1, in sinister chief a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, issuant from base a mount Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "MARIALVA".
The inescutcheon is a royal symbol, introduced by King Dom Sancho I, as to be seen e.g. on the Portuguese flag of 1185. The cross is referring to the Order of the Knights of Christ .
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 10 February 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

Presentation of Marialva

Marialva Commune is one of the 11 communes of Mêda Municipality; it had 255 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 19.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2017

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