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Real Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Real, Concelho de Castelo de Paiva, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-09-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Real (Castelo de Paiva) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Aug 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2010

Coat of arms

[Real (Castelo de Paiva) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Aug 2010

The arms are Argent five crescents Purpure in quincunx, in chief Gules an coronet Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "REAL - CASTELO DE PAIVA".
It was once a fiefdom of of the Pinto family ( Qormi, citta Pinto, in Malta) and the communal arms are modified from its historical blazon,changing Gules to Purpure; the chief is canting, as "real" means (also) "royal".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 May 1995
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2010

Presentation of Real

Real Commune is one of the six communes of Castelo de Paiva Municipality (q.v.); it had 1300 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 33.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2016

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