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Barrosa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Barrosa, Concelho de Benavente, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-05-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Barrosa commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 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, 18 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Purpure, a cork oak Argent peeled and fruited Or flanked by two wheat ears Or, in base a plough Argent. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "BARROSA".
The cork oak is representing the local floral zone and is stressing the importance of producing cork. The wheat ears are symbolizing agriculture as a basic activity in present and past. The plough is representing the local people and their economic activities.
Sources: communal webpage and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Presentation of Barrosa

Barrosa Commune is one of the four communes of the Benavente municipality (q.v.); it had 725 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

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