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Messejana Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Messejana, Concelho de Aljustrel, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2016-08-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Messejana commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016
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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 red.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

[Messejana commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Aug 2016

Shield Argent, a castle Gules, masoned Azure with port and windows of the Same, charged with a sword cross Gules fimbriated Or and flanked by two embowed olive branches Proper, tied Gules in base, in chief five inescutcheons Azure set in cross, each one charged with 11 plates ordered 3:2:3:2:1, flanked by two crescents recumbent Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "MESSEJANA".
The cross refers to the Order of Santiago, the inescutcheons are national symbols, probably symbolizing former importance.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 17 July 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Presentation of Messejana

Messejana Commune is one of the four communes of Aljustrel Municipality; it had 892 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 113.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

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