Beja

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BEJA

District : Beja

Brasão de Beja

Official blazon

Escudo de ouro, com uma cabeça de touro de negro realçado de prata, visto de frente. Em chefe as quinas antigas de Portugal de azul carregadas por cinco besantes de prata em aspa. A quina e a cabeça do touro acompanhado por duas águias estendidas de negro. Em contra-chefe, um castelo de vermelho, aberto e iluminado de prata. Coroa mural de cinco torres de prata. Listel branco com a legenda " CIDADE DE BEJA " de negro.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 4, 1938.

The bull in the arms represents the abundance of cattle in this region.

The tower shows that Beja was a fortfied town, whereas the eagles are a symbol for the Roman origin of the city. The small blue shields are taken from the Royal arms of Portugal and indicate that the city has always been a Royal city.

Arms of Beja

The arms in 1860

Freguesias in Beja :


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