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Sonim e Barreiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sonim e Barreiros, Concelho de Valpaços, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2016-04-08 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sonim | barreiros(valpacos) | raven | olive(branch) | grapevine | fish |
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Former Sonim commune (until 2013)

In 2013 Barreiros commune was absorbed by the neighbouring Sonim Commune to form the new Commune of Sonim e Barreiros, one of the 5 such new communes in Valpašos municipality. No flag or arms are known for either the new merged commune nor for the former commune of Sonim: Nor a locally created project - in use or otherwise, nor a CHAAP assessment of it, nor a local proclamation of the assessment, nor the publishing in the national official journal of such proclamation.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2016


Presentation of Sonim

Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Valpaços Municipality; it had 273 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 10.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2016


Former Barreiros commune (until 2013)

[Barreiros (Valpaços) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 21 Mar 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Barreiros (Valpaços) commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 21 Mar 2016

Shield Argent a raven Sable emphasized Or, in dexter chief an olive branch Vert fruited Sable, in sinister chief a bunch of grapes Purpure fruited Vert, in base wavy Azure a barrulet wavy Argent charged with two fish naiant Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BARREIROS - VALPAÇOS"
Source: this webpage
Meaning:
The word "barreiro " (plural: "barreiros ") means "clay pit" - this meaning doesn't seem to be included on the arms, which is heavy on the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms, but shy on the Mineral.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 2 July 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2016


Presentation of Barreiros

Barreiros Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Valpaços Municipality; it had 177 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.1 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2016


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