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Porches Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Porches, Concelho de Lagoa (Algarve), Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-05-09 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: porches | base(wavy) | carob(tree) | amphora | fleur-de-lis(blue) |
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[Porches commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Apr 2015
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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 blue and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Vert and Argent, a carob tree eradicated Vert fruited Or flanked by two amphoras Gules, in central chief a fleur-de-lis Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "PORCHES".
Meaning:
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Encarnation, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Former symbols

[Porches commune (1997-2002)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Apr 2015

It was a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field. The coat of arms was the same as current one but mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015

Porches gained the title of a town on 19 April 2001. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 June 2002, the former symbols on 13 November 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Presentation of Porches

Porches Commune is one of the four communes of the Lagoa (Algarve) municipality (q.v.); it had 2011 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 15.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


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