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Lamalonga Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Lamalonga, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

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[Lamalonga commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Mar 2016
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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.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Lamalonga commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Mar 2016

Shield Or, a fleur-de-lis Azure, issuant from base a mound of two coupeaux Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "LAMALONGA".
The blue fleur-de-lis is said to represent the arms of the Counts of Murça. The two hills to refer to the village's location in a narrow valley.
Sources: the heraldry page of the communal webpage and this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 December 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Mar 2016

Presentation of Lamalonga

Lamalonga Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 402 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.0 km². "Lama longa" means "long mud" in everyday Portuguese; I am not sure if the juxtaposition into a single word has any significance, nor of any additional meanings that it might have in relation with local history.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Mar 2016

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