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Ferreira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ferreira, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-05-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ferreira (Macedo de Cavaleiros) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Ferreira (Macedo de Cavaleiros) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Mar 2016

Sable eleven bezants set in cross with seven in pale and in base a blacksmith's hammer and its anvil both Argent emphasized Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FERREIRA - MACEDO DE CAVALEIROS".
"Ferreira", means "female blacksmith" and the hammer and anvil in the arms are canting for it. (Ferreira is also a very often surname.)
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Mar 2016

Flag and arms promulgated by the communal government Edict 887/2011 on 5 April 2011 and published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 23 September
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Mar 2016

Presentation of Ferreira

Ferreira Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 194 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 19.6 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Mar 2016

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