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Cantanhede e Pocariça United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-30 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: cantanhede(freguesia) | pocarica | grapevine | keys(crossed) | caduceus | cogwheel | pine(cone) | fess | fleur-de-lis(golden) | lyre |
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União das Freguesias de Cantanhede e Pocariça, Concelho de Cantanhede, Distrito de Coimbra


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Former Cantanhede commune (until 2013)

[Cantanhede commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015

Coat of arms

[Cantanhede commune CoA (until 2013)] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Shield Or, a cogwheel Sable superimposed by a paly caduceus Azure, flanked by a grapevine Purpure leaved Vert at dexter and a pine cone Vert with branch at sinister, in chief two keys Gules crossed per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE CANTANHEDE".
Meaning:
The keys are an attribute of St. Peter. The cogwheel is representing industry, the caduceus trade and commerce, the grapevine viticulture and the pine forestal riches.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 9 May 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015


Presentation of Cantanhede

Cantanhede Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Cantanhede Municipality (q.v.); it had 7738 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 41.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015


Former Pocariça commune (until 2013)

[Pocariça commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015

Coat of arms

[Pocariça commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Shield Azure afess Argent charged with two grapevines Or leaved Vert, in chief a fleur-de-lis Or, in base a lyre Or stringed Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "POCARIÇA".
Meaning:
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 18 February 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015


Presentation of Pocariça

Pocariça Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Cantanhede Municipality (q.v.); it had 1101 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 12.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2015


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