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Merufe Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Merufe, Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Merufe commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a grapevine Or leaved Vert flanked by a pair of angel's wings Or, in chief a pair of keys- one of them Argent and the other Or- crossed per saltire, in base a corn cob Or leaved Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "MERUFE".
The keys as "keys to heaven" are an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint. Grapevine and corn are representing agriculture. The pair of wings is taken from the arms of the Abreus kin, who played an important role in the local history.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2015

Presentation of Merufe

Merufe Commune is one of the 24 communes of the Monção municipality (q.v.); it had 1097 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 28.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2015

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