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Olivais Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Olivais, Concelho de Lisboa, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-11-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Olivais commune (Lisboa)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Nov 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2014

Coat of arms

[Olivais commune (Lisboa) CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2014

Shield Argent over a base wavy of Azure and Argent, two olive trees eradicated Vert, in central chief a royal coronet Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading "SANTA MARIA DOS OLIVAIS - LISBOA" in black upper case letters.
The olive trees are canting elements. The coronet is referring to the old arms, on which three royals had been depicted: Dom Dinis, his son Dom Afonso and his wife Queen St. Isabel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 14 December 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2014

Presentation of Olivais

Santa Maria dos Olivais was one of the 53 pre-2012 communes of Lisboa Municipality. It had 33 788 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 8,09 km². Located in the northeast of Lisboa it had been the largest commune ordered by surface before the 2012-reorganization. A grand part was, and is, covered by Lisboa Airport. In 2012 it had to cede about one quarter of its territory to the newly created Parque das Nações Commune and was renamed to Olivais.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2014

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