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Travanca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Travanca, Concelho de Mogadouro, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-04-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Travanca (Mogadouro) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Mar 2016
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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 yellow.
Source: this photo
António Martins-Tuválkin and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2/3 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Travanca (Mogadouro) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Mar 2016

Shield Argent two bundles of wheat ears (actually only 3 ears in each "bundle") set in fess and in chief an open book Azure emphasized Or, issuant from the base a mound Sable (more craggy than usual) emphasized Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "TRAVANCA - MOGADOURO".
The village's name means "obstacle" in a somewhat archaic and hardly recognizable way (though evidently related to usual word "atravancad-o/-a", meaning "crowded" ref. to a room etc. where too many objects constitute an impediment to free movement); this meaning is absent from the arms.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 7 November 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Mar 2016

Presentation of Travanca

Travanca Commune is one of the 21 communes of Mogadouro Municipality; it had 172 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 20.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Mar 2016

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