Leiria

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Brasão de Leiria/Arms (crest) of Leiria
LEIRIA

Country : Portugal
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District : Leiria

Municipality : Lousada
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Official blazon
Portuguese Escudo de ouro, um castelo de vermelho, aberto e iluminado de prata, acompanhado de dois pinheiros de verde, frutados de ouro e sustidos de negro, tudo saínte de um terrado de verde realçado de negro. Os pinheiros rematados cada um por um corvo de negro, voltados para o centro. A torre central acompanhada em chefe de duas estrelas de oito raios de vermelho. Em contra-chefe, três faixetas ondadas de prata e azul. Coroa de mural de prata de cinco torres. Listel branco com os dizeres : " CIDADE DE LEIRIA ", a negro.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on August 11, 1987.

The arms show the local castle above the Rio Lis river. The two crows are derived from a local legend, in which two crows helped the Portuguese Kings to conquer the city from the Moors. The meaning of the stars I don't know.

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Literature : image send by Sergio Horta, origin send to me by mail.


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