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Corujas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Corujas, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

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[Corujas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Apr 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Sources: heraldry page of communal webpage and this photo
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

The shield is Vert a scallop Or cornered by four owls Argent emphasized Sable with beak Sable and eyes Gules set 1:2:1. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CORUJAS". The shape of the scroll is the one favoured by heraldrist José Bénard Guedes.
"Corujas" means "owls" and those on the arms are canting for that. The scallop stands for St. James the Elder, the patron of the Catholic parish that is (or once was) conterminous with this commune.
this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Apr 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 February 2006
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Apr 2016

Presentation of Corujas

Corujas Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 168 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Apr 2016

this photo [ > ] > of the four usual flags (Portugal, European Union, municipal > [pt-mcd.html] and communal) [ ] Here’s another photo of this flag, shown in the communal booth at the municipal Chestnut Fair, held at Lamas de Podence in 2006.

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