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Silva Escura e Dornelas United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2017-02-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Silva Escura e Dornelas, Concelho de Sever do Vouga, Distrito de Aveiro


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Former Silva Escura commune (until 2013)

[Silva Escura (Sever do Vouga) commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Feb 2017

I couldn't find any flag information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a chape Argent charged with five barrulets wavy Azure, accompanied by two branches of bramble Or fruited Purpure, over all in base a throughout bridge Or masoned Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "SILVA ESCURA - SEVER DO VOUGA".
Meaning:
The bramble (Port.: silva) branches are canting elements.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 3 August 1993 and again on 13 May 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017


Presentation of Silva Escura

Silva Escura Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Sever do Vouga Municipality; it had 1592 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 14.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017


Former Dornelas commune (until 2013)

[Dornelas (Sever do Vouga) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Feb 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, issuant from base a triplemount Argent, issuant from its peaks two trees Or leaved Argent, in chief a Marian crown Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "DORNELAS - SEVER DO VOUGA".
Meaning:
Mount and trees are representing Serra do Arestal, an overgrown local ridge. The crown is representing Our Lady of Fátima, the local patron saint. Furthermore it is a symbol of peace.
Source:

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 24 October 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017


Presentation of Dornelas

Dornelas Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Sever do Vouga Municipality; it had 726 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2017


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