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Cachopo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cachopo, Concelho de Tavira, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-04-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cachopo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 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, 11 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, in base a mountain issuant Sable charged with a horn Or garnished Gules, a branch of cork oak Vert at dexter and a branch of pine of the same at sinister, in chief a dolmen Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CACHOPO - TAVIRA".
The branches are symbolizing the abundance of oak and pine trees in the commune, the dolmen numerous megalithic monuments in the commune. The mountain is alluding to the Algarvian highlands. The horn is symbolizing hunting.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 8 November 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2015

Presentation of Cachopo

Cachopo Commune is one of the six communes of the Tavira municipality (q.v.); it had 716 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 197.28 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2015

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