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Murça Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Murça, Concelho de Murça, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2016-01-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Murça commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain black field, perhaps the only Portuguese communal flag having this colour, reported by Jens Pattke on 19 December 2015.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a bridge Sable masoned Argent having one arch, in chief a Neolithic monument Gules, Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "FREGUESIA DE MURÇA".
The Neolithic monument, the so called "sow of Murça", also appears in the arms of Murça municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 June 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2016

Presentation of Murça

Murça Commune is one of the seven communes of the Murça municipality (q.v.); it had 2136 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2016

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