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Carvalhal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Carvalhal, Concelho de Abrantes, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Carvalhal (Abrantes) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, two axes bladed Sable, hilted Gules, tied Azure and crossed per saltire, in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure between two oak twigs Vert fruited Or, in base a heraldic fountain. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CARVALHAL - ABRANTES".
The oak twigs are canting element, because the commune's name means "oak wood". The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of St. Mary, as Our Lady of Conception being the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 17 May 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2015

Presentation of Carvalhal

Carvalhal Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Abrantes municipality (q.v.); it had 722 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2015

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