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Amoreira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Amoreira, Concelho de Óbidos, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-03-15 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: amoreira(obidos) | blackberry(branch) | gunstone | rose(yellow) | valley |
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[Amoreira (Óbidos) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2016
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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 white and blue.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, two intertwined branches of blackberry Vert fruited Purpure flanked by two heraldic fountains, in chief a gunstone (= a black roundlet) charged with a heraldic rose Or seeded Gules and barbed Vert, in base a valley Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "AMOREIRA - ÓBIDOS".
The branches of blackberry (Port.: amoreira) are canting elements.
Sources: Óbidos municipal webpage and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2016

The arms were approved on 18 May 2009.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2016

Presentation of Amoreira

Amoreira Commune is one of the seven communes of Óbidos Municipality; it had 989 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 19.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2016

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