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Penela da Beira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Penela da Beira, Concelho de Penedono, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2017-06-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Penela da Beira commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2017
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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 red and yellow.
Sources: here, this photo and this photo
António Martins-Tuválkin and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 Apr 2017

Coat of arms

[Penela da Beira commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Apr 2017

Shield Or, a dolmen Azure, in orle three chestnut burs Vert cracked Gules with leaves argent fimbriated Vert and alternated with three 5-point stars Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PENELA DA BEIRA".
The word "penela" is a diminutive of "pena", one cognate of a polysemic homonym group, meaning "hill" or "peak" - these arms not canting.
Source: this webpage and here
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2017 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 November 1996
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2017

Presentation of Penela da Beira

Penela da Beira Commune is one of the seven communes of Penedono Municipality; it had 353 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 16.0 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2017

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