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Abela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Abela, Concelho de Santiago do Cacém, Distrito de Setúbal

Last modified: 2015-11-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Abela commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, an oak twig Vert fruited Gules at dexter and three wheat ears Vert tied Gules at sinister, in central chief a fleur-de-lis Azure, in base a bar wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ABELA".
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Abela, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 January 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

Presentation of Abela

Abela Commune is one of the eight communes of the Santiago do Cacém municipality (q.v.); it had 890 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 137.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

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