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Oleiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Oleiros, Concelho de Vila Verde, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2014-08-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oleiros commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 May 2009
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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 (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2009

Coat of arms

[Oleiros commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 29 May 2009

The arms are Azure two flax blossoms Argent garnished Purple and a vase Or and on a base wavy Argent a fess wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "OLEIROS - VILA VERDE". (Note that the three elements are thus blazoned, implicitly per counter chevron, not with the flowers in chief.)
The word "_oleiros_" means "potters" and the arms are thus partly canting; this is one of five territorial-administrative units in Portugal thus named, one of them the with municipal level .
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2002.12.11
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2009

Presentation of Oleiros

Oleiros Commune is one of the 33 communes of Vila Verde Municipality (q.v.); it had 1106 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 3,74 km². And it was the 1st of them to be reported in Fotw-ml. Lacking a better criteria to choose from nearly 4000 of these flags to be yet reported, I decided to send at least one commune of each municipality. Of the 308 municipalities of Portugal, 59 had already at least one of its communes reported to our list (some even 2, 3, and 4).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2009

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