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Oliveira de Frades Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Oliveira de Frades, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oliveira de Frades municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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About the Flag

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

Coat of arms

[Oliveira de Frades municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

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

Version without Coat of Arms

[ municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Oliveira de Frades

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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