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Faial da Terra Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Faial da Terra, Concelho de Povoação, Açores

Last modified: 2018-03-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Faial da Terra commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Mar 2018
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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 green and yellow.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Mar 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base a triplemount Or, charged with two eradicated beech trees ordered fess, in chief a goshawk volant Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FAIAL DA TERRA".
The beeches are canting elements, as faial means beech grove. The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores.
Source: Ralf hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Mar 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 February 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Mar 2018

Presentation of Faial da Terra

Faial da Terra Commune is one of the six communes of Povoação Municipality; it had 379 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Mar 2018

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