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Alcaria Ruiva Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alcaria Ruiva, Concelho de Mértola, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2020-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alcaria Ruiva commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Nov 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a Latin fleury fitchy Gules flanked by two wheat sheaves Vert tied Or, in chief a crown Or nimbed Azure, in base an oak branch Vert fruited of the same. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALCARIA RUIVA".
The nimbed crown probably is alluding to Our Lady of Conception, the local patron saint. The cross is alluding to the Order of St. James. The sheaves are symbolizing agriculture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 March 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

Presentation of Alcaria Ruiva

Alcaria Ruiva Commune is one of the seven communes of the Mértola municipality (q.v.); it had 849 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 215.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

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