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Olho Marinho Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Olho Marinho, Concelho de Óbidos, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-03-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Olho Marinho commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Aug 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Aug 2010

Coat of arms

[Olho Marinho commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 20 Aug 2010

Shield Sable a fallow deer passant Or between three heraldic fountains set two and one, between two crescents recumbent Argent in chief an inescutcheon Azure fimbriated Argent 14 plates set 4:3:4:3. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "OLHO MARINHO - ÓBIDOS".
"Olho Marinho" means "sea eye" (from "olho da água", "water eye", here meaning a water spring), based on the people's belief that the local spring connects to the sea (yet is not salty). The heraldic fountains refer to this (canting). I have no idea about the fallow deer. The inescutcheon and crescents refer to the municipal arms, as happens with most communal arms of Óbidos municipality.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Aug 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 September 1999
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Aug 2010

Presentation of Olho Marinho

Olho Marinho Commune is one of the seven communes of Óbidos Municipality (q.v.); it had 1279 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 18.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2016

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