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Almofala e Escarigo United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2017-03-15 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: almofala(figueira de castelo rodrigo) | escarigo(figueira de castelo rodrigo) | bar(wavy) | tower(ruined) | vulture | bend sinister | sword | scales | scallop |
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União das Freguesias de Almofala e Escarigo, Concelho de Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Distrito da Guarda


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Former Almofala commune (until 2013)

[Almofala (Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Mar 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and white. Information given to Sérgio Horta by courtesy of Junta de Freguesia de Almofala.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Gules; a ruined, embattled tower Argent, masoned Sable with port and windows Sable; in chief a vulture (gyps fulvus) Proper (i.e. Maron), in base a bar wavy Argent, charged with a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ALMOFALA - FIGUEIRA DE CASTELO RODRIGO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 5 November 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017


Presentation of Almofala

Almofala Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Municipality; it had 181 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 30.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017


Former Escarigo commune (until 2013)

[Escarigo (Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain field.
Source: Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a bend sinister Sable, semy of stones Argent, in dexter chief a pair of scales Azure balanced by a sword flamant Azure, in sinister base a scallop Gules lined Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ESCARIGO - FIGUEIRA DE CASTELO RODRIGO".
Meaning:
Sword and scales are usually an attribute of St. Michael, the scallop usually is an attribute of St. James the Elder.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: IIi Série on 16 February 1998, again published in Diário da República: IIi Série on 19 June 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017


Presentation of Escarigo

Escarigo Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Municipality; it had 99 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 17.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2017


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