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Azinhaga Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Azinhaga, Concelho da Golegã, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2014-08-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Azinhaga commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Dec 2007
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a blue and white quartered (town rank) background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Dec 2007

Coat of arms

[Azinhaga commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Dec 2007

The arms are Or on a bend sinister Azure wavy charged with a bendlet sinister wavy Argen tbetween three wheat ears Vert tied Gules and a typical bullman's hat Vert brimmed Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters."AZINHAGA".
The bend refers to the local river Almonda, the wheat to the local importance of wheat growing and the hat to bull breeding for bullfighting. I forgot to add that "azinhaga" is Portuguese for "hill path" or "wood path" (a loan word from Arabic). This semantics does not show on the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Dec 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 1995.04.28.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Dec 2007

Presentation of Azinhaga

Azinhaga Commune is one of the three communes of the Golegã Municipality (q.v.). It had 1817 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 38,04 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Dec 2007

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