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Ervedosa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ervedosa, Concelho de Vinhais, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2017-01-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ervedosa commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Dec 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: this image
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Dec 2016

Coat of arms

[Ervedosa commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Dec 2016

The shield of the arms is Vert, a pillory Argent, accompanied in chief by two wheat sheaves Or tied Purple, on a bordure Or eight pairs of hammers Sable, each pair set per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ERVEDOSA"
The hammers stand for mining, a very old local industry, since the Bronze Age; the pillory stands for the former municipality seat, this village once was.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Dec 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 June 1994
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Dec 2016

Presentation of Ervedosa

Ervedosa Commune is one of the 26 communes of Vinhais Municipality; it had 376 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 49.0 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Dec 2016

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