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Beco Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia do Beco, Concelho de Ferreira do Zêzere, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2016-03-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Beco commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 May 2008
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 May 2008

Coat of arms

[Beco commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 30 May 2008

The arms are Or a cross patty Gules voided Argent (Christ Knights' Order cross) and a book Argent bound Vert and agrapevine Purpure leaved Vert, all three set per chevron and base barry wavy of Azure Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BECO - FERREIRA DO ZÊZERE".
"Beco" means "dead end [street]", but this may not be the actual etym of this toponym and in any case it is not shown on the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 May 2008

lag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2000.11.09.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 May 2008

Presentation of Beco

Beco Commune is one of the seven communes of Ferreira do Zêzere Municipality; it had 906 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 16.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2016

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