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It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue over black.
Sérgio Horta, 11 Dec 1999
On a gold field, a blue fleur de lis flanked by two black bees, in chief two black trumpets, in base blue-silver blue waves, four silver tower mural crown and a white scroll with the words in black "VILA DE OLIVEIRA DE FRADES".
"Oliveira de frades" means "friars’s olive tree", though neither can be seen on the arms.
Sérgio Horta, 11 Dec 1999 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Sep 2001
Flags and arms adopted and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on16 March 1936
Ralf Hartemink, 25 Oct 2014
This is a town that belongs to Viseu district has a 146 km² area, 8 freguesias (communes) and about 10 500 inhabitants.
Sérgio Horta, 29 Nov 1999
Oliveira de Frades is one of the three portuguese municipalities to have exclaves (excluding islands), the others being Vila Real de Santo António (two pieces separated by strip of land bellonging to Castro Marim, both with coast line) and
Montijo (the main though smaller part has coast line); no part of Oliveira de Frades has coast line.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Oct 2001
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