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Estreito - Vilar Barroco Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Estreito - Vilar Barroco, Concelho de Oleiros, Distrito de Castelo Branco

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Estreito commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Mar 2010. modified by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 5 June 2010
flag of former Estreito commune
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Former Estreito commune (until 2013)

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Mar 2010

Coat of arms

[Estreito commune CoA (-2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Mar 2010

The arms are Sable a pile reversed Argent, in chief an inescutcheon Gules bearing a cross Maltese Gules. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ESTREITO - OLEIROS".
"Estreito" means "narrow" (cp. "strait"), and the toponym refers to a local canyon; the pile is canting for this; the Maltese escutchon refers to local importance of this Order.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Mar 2010

Flag adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 June 1997
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Mar 2010

Presentation of Estreito

Estreito Commune is one of the pre-2013 communes of Oleiros Municipality (q.v.); it had 876 inhabitants in 2001 and covered 68,73 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin,

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