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Algodres Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Algodres, Concelho de Fornos de Algodres, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2017-04-13 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: algodres(fornos de algodres) | fess(white) | cross(christ knights) | coronet | olive(branch) |
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[Algodres (Fornos de Algodres) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and green.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a fess Argent charged with a cross of the Order of the Knights of Christ, in chief a royal coronet Or gemmed Gules, in base three olive branches Or fruited Sable tied Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ALGODRES - FORNOS DE ALGODRES".
Meaning:
The cross is reminding on the fact that in Algodres had been a commandery of the Order of the Knights of Christ. The olive branches are representing agriculture, especially oliviculture as main business line. The coronet is symbolising gained privileges.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 10 January 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017


Presentation of Algodres

Algodres Commune is one of the 12 communes of Fornos de Algodres Municipality; it had 349 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017


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