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Vieira de Leiria Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vieira de Leiria, Concelho da Marinha Grande, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2014-07-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vieira de Leiria commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Dec 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on on quartered background (town rank), white and green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Dec 2007

Coat of arms

[Vieira de Leiria commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Dec 2007

The arms are Argent a scallop Or in dexter chief a cogwheel Sable fretted with a file Argent per counterband and on sinister chief a fleur de lis Sable and base barry wavy of four, the first barrulet charged with three fish Argent naiant dexter. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE VIEIRA DE LEIRIA"
The arms are partly canting, as "vieira_" is Portuguese for "scallop"; the fleur de lis refers to the local river Lis and the other elements stand for the importance of fishing and industry in local history.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Dec 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 1992.09.10.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Dec 2007

Presentation of Vieira de Leiria

Vieira de Leiria Commune is one of the three communes of Marinha Grande municipality (q.v.). It had 5781 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 42,50 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Dec 2007

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