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Charneca de Caparica e Sobreda United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-11-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Charneca de Caparica e Sobreda, Concelho de Almada, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


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Former Charneca de Caparica commune (until 2013)

[Charneca de Caparica commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of dark blue and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

[Charneca de Caparica commune CoA (until 2013)] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015

Shield Argent, standing on a base Sable semy of fish Argent St. Mary crowned Or, dressed Argent and coated Azure, holding baby Jesus Christ in her left arm and a rose Purpure in her right hand. She is standing between two trees eradicated Vert fruited of the same, each one flanked by a grapevine Purpure leaved Vert at the outer edge. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters"CHARNECA DE CAPARICA".
Sources: here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015


Presentation of Charneca de Caparica

Charneca de Caparica Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Almada Municipality (q.v.); it had 29 763 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 23.1 km². Charneca, which means heather or swamp, was separateded from Caparica commune on 4 October 1985 and gained the rank of a town (vila) on 2 July 1993.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015


Former Sobreda commune (until 2013)

[Sobreda commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Aug 2008

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Aug 2008

Coat of arms

[Sobreda commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Aug 2008

Shield Argent, a cork oak eradicated Proper fruited Or and peeled Gules flanked by two six-point stars Gules, and in chief two crescents recumbent Gules in base a torteau (=disc Gules). Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SOBREDA - ALMADA".
Meaning:
"Sobreda" is a cognate of "sobro", old Portuguese for "cork", which shows the cork oak in the arms as a canting element.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Aug 2008

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 26 October 1994

António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Aug 2008


Presentation of Sobreda

Sobreda Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Almada Municipality (q.v.); it had 15 166 inhabitants in 2001 and covered 6.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Oct 2015


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