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Coruche, Fajarda e Erra United Commune (Portugal)

União das Freguesias de Coruche, Fajarda e Erra, Concelho de Coruche, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: coruche(freguesia) | fajarda | erra | base(wavy) | cross(fleury) | bulls(2) | cork oak | cross(tau) | arm(winged) | apple | bar(wavy) | tomato(shrub) |
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Coruche Commune (until 2013)

Coruche[ commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

[Coruche commune CoA (-2013)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Shield Argent, base wavy of Azure and Argent, two bulls combattant, affronty Sable, in chief a cork oak trunked and leaved Vert and peeled Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll reading in black capitals: "FREGUESIA DE CORUCHE". The draft was designed by Luísa Góis.
Meaning:
The base wavy symbolizes the Sorraia River. Breading of bulls for bullfighting, and earlier as draught animals for ploughs and waggons, is typical for the commune. The oak is symbolizing the economic importance of the many local cork oaks having been the base of wealth in the past.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 30 July 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015


Presentation of Coruche

Coruche Commune is one of the six communes of Coruche Municipality (q.v.); it had 8913 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 244.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015


Erra Commune (until 2013)

[Erra commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 June 2008

Coat of arms

[Erra commune CoA (-2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 June 2008

The arms are Argent, base wavy of Argent and Azure, in a circle Gules leaved vert five times a tau-cross Sable, in central chief an arm Proper dressed and winged Azure holding a pen of the Same, flanked at dexter by a cross fleury Vert and at sinister by an apple Gules leaved Vert, in base on a bar Azure wavy sperimposed by a barrulet Argent wavy. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ERRA".
Meaning:
The winged arm is representing the St. Matthew the Evangelist, the local patron saint. The cross fleury is alluding to the Order of the Knights of nearby Avis. The tau-cross usually is an attribute of St. Anthony (São Antãão). The bar wavy probably symbolizes the Sorraia River.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 June 2008 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 June 1997
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 June 2008


Presentation of Erra

Erra Commune is one of the six communes of Coruche Municipality (q.v.); it had 1129 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 62,30 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 June 2008


Fajarda Commune (until 2013)

[Fajarda commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, base wavy Azure and Argent, in centre a shrub eradicated of tomato Proper topped by a green cross fleury. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black capitals: "FAJARDA".
Meaning:
The cross fleury is alluding to the Order of the Knights of nearby Avis. The base wavy probably symbolizes the Sorraia River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 3 November 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015


Presentation of Fajarda

Fajarda Commune is one of the six communes of Coruche Municipality (q.v.); it had 1839 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 49.79 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2015


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