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Álvora e Loureda United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: alvora | loureda | base(wavy) | mountain | mural wall | fleur-de-lis(yellow) | rye(ear) | labarum |
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União das Freguesias de Álvora e Loureda, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


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Former Álvora commune (until 2013)

[Álvora commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a mountain Argent, crowned by an embattled mural wall Argent masoned Sable with port Gules, in central chief a fleur-de-lis Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ÁLVORA".
Meaning:
The base wavy is representing Vez River, the name giver of the municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Survey made by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 11 December 2001, flag and arms approved by the local council on 29 December 2002, draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


Presentation of Álvora

Álvora Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Arcos de Valdevez Municipality (q.v.); it had 261 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


Former Loureda commune (until 2013)

[Loureda commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Dec 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two rye ears Vert crossed per saltire, in chief a labarum with staff or and sheet Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "LOUREDA".
Meaning:
The base wavy is representing Vez River, the name giver of the municipality. The labarum might be an attribute of Archangel St. Michael, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 13 January 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


Presentation of Loureda

Loureda Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Arcos de Valdevez Municipality (q.v.); it had 195 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2015


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