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Moita dos Ferreiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Moita dos Ferreiros, Concelho de Caminha, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Moita dos Ferreiros commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and green.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, two windmill wheels Sable rigged Argent ordered per fess, in central chief a heraldic rose Or barbed of the same and seeded Azure, in base a grapevine Purpure leaved Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "MOITA DOS FERREIROS".
The windmill wheels are stressing the economic importance of flour mills in the past. The mystic rose is an attribute of Our Lady of Mercy, the local patron saint since the Middle Ages. The grapevine is stressing the importance of local viticulture.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 January 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

Presentation of Moita dos Ferreiros

Moita dos Ferreiros Commune is one of the eight communes of the Lourinhã municipality (q.v.); it had 1734 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 24.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

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