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Fanhões Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Fanhões, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Fanhões commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Apr 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a beech tree proper flanked by a hammer Sable at dexter and a bundle of clothes Azure at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FANHÕES".
The tree is symbolizing the local landscape and alluding to the commune's name and thus canting. The hammer is representing the many local paviours, some of them are said to be the best worldwide. The bundle is symbolizing the local laundresses, doing a good part of washing for Lisboa.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 14 August 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

Presentation of Fanhões

Fanhões Commune is one of the ten communes of the Loures municipality (q.v.); it had 2801 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

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