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Milheirós de Poiares Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Milheirós de Poiares, Concelho de Santa Maria da Feira, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-04-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Milheirós de Poiares commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Dec 2008
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About the Flag

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

Coat of arms

[Milheirós de Poiares commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Dec 2008

The arms are Argent a cogwheel Gules flanked by two maize plants Vert fruited Or and in chief on a splendour Azure a scales Or on the point of a flame sword Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MILHEIRÓS DE POIARES".
Since "milheirós" is an apparently meaningless word stemming from "_milho_", "maize", these elements of the arms are canting. Sword and scales are the attributes of St. Michael.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Dec 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 January 2001
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Dec 2008

Presentation of Milheirós de Poiares

Milheirós de Poiares Commune is one of the 21 communes of Santa Maria da Feira Municipality (q.v.); it had 3791 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2016

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