Calheta de Nesquim

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Brasão de Calheta de Nesquim/Arms (crest) of Calheta de Nesquim
CALHETA DE NESQUIM

Country : Portugal
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Regio : Açores

Municipality : Lajes do Pico
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Official blazon
Portuguese Escudo de ouro, dois ferros de enxada de vermelho e cão de fila dos Açores, de negro, realçado de prata, parado, tudo bem ordenado; campanha ondada de verde e prata de três tiras, tendo brocante cachalote de negro, animado e realçado de prata. Coroa mural de prata de três torres. Listel branco, com a legenda a negro: “ CALHETA DE NESQUIM “.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 2, 2003.

The arms show a sperm whale in the ocean, indicating the former importance of whaling for the parish. The hoes or plough irons indicate agriculture, the (local) dog means vigilance.

Literature : image send by Sergio Horta


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