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Albergaria-a-Velha Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Albergaria-a-Velha, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-01-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Albergaria-a-Velha municipality] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of eight of yellow and purple.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

The current coat of arms has a mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) . The inscription of the scroll is "MUNICíPIO DE ALBERGARIA-A-VELHA". Finally the cross Azure of the former arms (see below) was replaced by a throughout cross Azure.
Sources: here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 21 October 2011, the former symbols in Publicada no Diário do Governo, II Série de 27 March 1961
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2016


Former Symbols (1961 - 2011)

Former Flag

[Albergaria-a-Velha municipality (1961-2011)] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 1998

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered purple over yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 1998

Former Coat of Arms

[Albergaria-a-Velha municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Or, a couped cross Azure free, bordure Sable with eight heraldic roses Or barbed Vert seeded Gules, mural crown Argent of four towers (town status), white scroll reading in black capitals. "VILA DE ALBERGARIA-A-VELHA".
Meaning:
The cross is representing the Holy Cross, which is the local patron of former Albergaria-a-Velha Commune. Each rose is representing one of the pre-2013 communes.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 1998 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2016


Version without Coat of Arms

[Albergaria-a-Velha municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Albergaria-a-Velha

This municipality has 22 220 inhabitants in 145 km² (six communes) and belongs to the old province and region to be of Beira Litoral and to the current District of Aveiro. It was upgraded to a city in April 2011.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Oct 1998, Sérgio Horta, 26 Oct 1999 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2016


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