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Bárrio Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bárrio, Concelho de Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2015-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bárrio (Alcobaça) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules an inescutcheon bearing the arms of the Cistercian Monastery of St. Mary of Alcobaça fimbriated Argent, surrounded by a buckle Or in chief, an oak twig Vert fimbriated Or with three acorns in base and a wheat ear Or at either side. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "BÁRRIO - ALCOBAÇA".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 17 November 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

Presentation of Bárrio

Bárrio Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Alcobaça municipality (q.v.); it had 1523 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 15.0 km². Bárrio was part of Cela Commune until 1933
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

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