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Canaviais Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Canaviais, Concelho de Évora, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2016-01-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[ commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 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 red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a fork and a mattock in saltire, both Gules hilted Sable, surrounded by two sugar canes Vert crossed in base per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CANAVIAIS".
Fork and mattock are symbolizing agriculture and fieldwork and the formation of the "Sociedade Operária de Instrução e Recreio do Povo". The sugar canes are canting elements. The commune's name is derived from "cana".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 May 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2016

Presentation of Canaviais

Canaviais Commune is one of the 12 communes of the Évora municipality (q.v.); it had 3442 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 19.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2016

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