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Sonim e Barreiros Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2017-04-12 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sonim | barreiros(valpacos) | raven | olive(branch) | grapevine | fish | fountain(heraldic) |
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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 is known for either the new merged commune nor for the former commune of Sonim.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Sonim commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Apr 2017

Shield Gules, a heraldic fountain, in chief two grapevines Or leaved Argent, in base two olive branches Argent fruited Or in saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "SONIM".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 28 February 2005
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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