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Oleiros Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Oleiros, Distrito de Castelo Branco

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Oleiros municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Dec 2006
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a quartered background (town rank) yellow and red. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1940.04.19.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2006

Coat of arms

Oleiros municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Dec 2006

The arms are azure a Maltese cross argent charged with a twig of chestnut with three nuts leafed vert fruited or and open gules and in counterchief a wavy fess azure fimbriated azure charged with three fish argent naiant per fess. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CONCELHO DE OLEIROS".
António Martins, 22 Dec 2006

Version without the coat of arms

Oleiros plain flag
image by António Martins, Apr 2010

Presentation of Oleiros

Oleiros municipality had 6212 inhabitants in 2001, and it is divided in 12 communes, covering 471,1 km². It is part of: Castelo Branco District, traditional province Beira Baixa, 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Interior, C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, and NUTS III Pinhal Interior Sul. "Oleiros" means "potters" but this is not reflected in the arms.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2006

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