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Côja e Barril de Alva United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-08-09 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: coja | barril de alva | pillory | keys(crossed) | crescent(recumbent) | star(5-point) | barrel | bridge | base(wavy) |
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União das Freguesias de Côja e Barril de Alva, Concelho de Arganil, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


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Former Côja commune (until 2013)

[Côja commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and green.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a pillory Argent, flanked by a crescent recumbent Or beneath a 5-point star of the Same at dexter, and two keys Or crossed in saltire at sinister, issuant from base a throughout bridge Argent masoned Sable, having three arches. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "COJA".
Meaning:
The crossed keys are an attribute of St.Peter, probably being the local patron saint. The pillory and the Roman bridge are local monuments.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 9 January 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2016


Presentation of Côja

Côja Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Arganil Municipality; it had 1427 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 21.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2016


Former Barril de Alva commune (until 2013)

[Barril de Alva commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Mar 2010

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Mar 2010

Coat of arms

[Barril de Alva commune CoA (- 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Mar 2010

The arms are Azure issuant from a base wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure a three-arched bridge Or masoned Sable and in chief a barrel Argent ringed Sable and garnished Sable. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BARRIL DE ALVA"
Meaning:
"Barril" means "barrel" the wavy base refers to the local Alva River, thus making these arms canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Mar 2010

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 27 April 2001
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Mar 2010


Presentation of Barril de Alva

Barril de Alva Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Arganil Municipality; it had 281 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Aug 2016


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