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São Bartolomeu dos Galegos e Moledo United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-09 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: s.bartolomeu dos galegos | moledo(lourinha) | sailing ship | hammer | compasses | peaks(8) | mountain(issuant) | windmill(wheel) | hearts(twinned;crowned) |
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União das Freguesias de São Bartolomeu dos Galegos e Moledo, Concelho de Lourinhã, Distrito de Lisboa


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Former São Bartolomeu dos Galegos commune (until 2013)

[São Bartolomeu dos Galegos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 4 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy having eight peaks issuant Argent ordered in two fesses, a medieval sailing ship Or, in chief at dexter a mason's hammer Argent and at sinister compasses Argent, Mural Crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "S. BARTOLOMEU DOS GALEGOS".
Meaning:
The ship is evocing a legend of São Bartolomeu dos Galegos, the local patron saint and name giver of the commune since 1910. Hammer and compasses are tools of the many local chisellers. The base is referring to the eight settlements of the communes on the high plateau of Cesareda.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 14 December 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015


Presentation of São Bartolomeu dos Galegos

São Bartolomeu dos Galegos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Lourinhã Municipality (q.v.); it had 1011 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 12.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015


Former Moledo commune (until 2013)

[Moledo commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 4 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, in base a mountain issuant Vert, in chief two windmill wheels Sable rigged Azure, in centre two hearts Gules affronty crowned by a coronet Azure. Mural Crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "MOLEDO - LOURINHÃ".
Meaning:
The wheels are symbolizing the rural character and the touristic interests. The twinned hearts are alluding to D. Pedro and Dna. InÍs de Castro, which gave their promises here according to a legend, and they here also had a palace as sanctuary. The mountain is representing the high plateau of Cesareda, on which the commune is located.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 11 November 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015


Presentation of Moledo

Moledo Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Lourinhã Municipality (q.v.); it had inhabitants in 2011 and covered  km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2015


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