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Armação de Pêra Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Armação de Pêra, Concelho de Silves, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2014-12-20 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: armacao de pera | fishing net | boat | cross(st. anthony) | pear |
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[Armação de Pêra commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Dec 2014
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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 blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2014

Coat of arms

[Armação de Pêra commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Dec 2014

Shield Argent divided by a net Sable, over all in centre a boat Azure with unfurled sails Argent and adorned Gules over Or between a cross Greek Gules acorned Sable and Or in chief and a pear Vert in base. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ARMAÇÂO DE PÊRA".
Boat and net are symbolizing fishing, still the main business of the inhabitants. The acorned cross is the attribute of St. Anthony. The pear (Portuguese: pêra) is a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2014

Armação de Pêra gained town status on 16 August 1991
Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 15 February 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2014

Presentation of Armação de Pêra

Armação de Pêra Commune is one of the six communes of Silves Municipality, It had 4867 inhabitants in 2011 covering 9,15 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2014

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