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Bobadela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bobadela ,Concelho de Oliveira do Hospital, Distrito de Coimbra

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[Bobadela (Oliveira do Hospital) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 May 2009
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a on a quartered background of blue and yellow (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2009

Coat of arms

[Bobadela (Oliveira do Hospital) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 May 2009

The arms are Or an arch Sable masoned Argent between two pales wavy Agrent fimbriated Azure and in base two olive branches Vert fruited Sable per pale at their stems. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BOBADELA - OLIVEIRA DO HOSPITAL".
"Bobadela" means "small vault" (arch. dim. of "abóbada"); the arch on the arms is canting, maybe indirectly (i.e., showing the actual arch which gave name to the town). This is one of four communes in Portugal named Bobadela.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2002.10.29.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2009

Presentation of Bobadela

Bobadela is one of the 16 communes of Oliveira do Hospital Municipality (q.v.); it had 761 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 5,96 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2009

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