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Communes of Almada Municipality (Portugal)

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Sobreda Commune

Sobreda commune
image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Aug 2008

It is a fairly typical portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a red and yellow quartered (town rank) background. The banner should have golden and red tassels and cord, and golden pole and spear finial. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 1994.10.26.
António Martins, 14 Aug 2008

Coat of arms

Sobreda arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Aug 2008

The arms are Argent a cork oak erradicated Proper fruited Or and decorked Gules flanked by two six-rayed estoiles Gules and in chief two crescents Gules pointing up and in base a roundel Gules. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Sobreda - Almada". Original blazon:

Escudo de prata, um sobreiro arrancado de sua cor, landado de ouro e descascado de vermelho, entre duas estrelas de seis raios, acompanhado em chefe de dois crescentes e em ponta de uma arruela, tudo de vermelho. Coroa mural de prata de quatro torres. Listel branco com a legenda a negro, em maiúsculas: "SOBREDA - ALMADA".
António Martins, 14 Aug 2008

Version without the coat of arms

Sobreda plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Sobreda

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Sobreda Commune is one of the eleven communes of the Almada Municipality; it had 10 821 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 6,64 km². "Sobreda" is a cognate of "sobro", old Portuguese for "cork", which shows the cork oak in the arms as a canting element.
António Martins, 14 Aug 2008


Cacilhas Commune

Cacilhas commune
image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Oct 2008

It is a fairly typical portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain yellow background. The banner should have golden and red tassels and cord, and golden pole with spear finial. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 1996.06.25.
António Martins, 15 Oct 2008

Coat of arms

Cacilhas arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Oct 2008

The arms are Gules a lighthouse Or masoned Sable between two hand adzes Argent and in chief a vol Or and on a base wavy Argent a fess Azure wavy. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Cacilhas". Original blazon:

Escudo de vermelho, um farol de ouro perfilado de negro, entre duas enxós de prata, e da dextra volvida; em chefe, duas asas estendidas de ouro; contra-chefe ondeado de três tiras, de prata e de azul. Coroa mural de prata de três torres. Listel branco com a legenda a negro, em maiúsculas: "CACILHAS".
António Martins, 15 Oct 2008

Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Cacilhas

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Cacilhas Commune is one of the eleven communes of Almada Municipality; it had 6970 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 0,97 km². This former village, now a part of Almada city (and as such of the Greater Lisbon conurbation), has had and still has logistic importance being the best local harbour linking Lisbon to the southern bank of the Tagus (everywhere else being either too steep or too far) — the lighthouse on the arms is connected to that fact; the hand adzes may stand for the local shibuilding industry (here’s a hand adze in current use) — Cacilhas having been a housing site for workers of the Lisnave shipyard.
António Martins, 15 Oct 2008


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