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Camarate, Unhos e Apelação United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Camarate, Unhos e Apelação, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa


[Camarate, Unhos e Apelação united commune CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2014
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Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a fess wavy Azure charged with two barrulets wavy Argent, in chief cross fleury Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, in base a windmill's wheel Sable rigged Gules.
Meaning:
The wheel is representing former Apelação commune, the cross former Camarate commune, the fess wavy probably is representing river Tejo.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2014


Former Camarate commune (until 2013)

[Camarate commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, cross fleury Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent and accompanied in base by two grapevines Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CAMARATE".
Meaning:
The grapevines are symbolizing the fertility of the soil and the economic importance of viticulture. They are furthermore a canting element, A "camarate" is a temporal storage of the grapes. The cross is referring to D. Nuno Àlvares Pereira, the owner of the region, and taken from his family arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Eduardo Lourenço Brito. Published in Diário da República: III Série on 28 April 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


Presentation of Camarate

Camarate Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 19 789 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


Former Unhos commune (until 2013)

[Unhos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, two fish Argent affronty, in chief the bust of a bull Or, in base a well Argent masoned black with bucket Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "UNHOS"
Meaning:
The golden bull is an attribute of St. Silvestris, the local patron saint. The two fish refer to the importance of fishing for the commune. The base shows a well, symbol for the many ancient Manuelian wells that can be found in the commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Eduardo Lourenço Brito. Published in Diário da República: III Série on 1 June 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


Presentation of Unhos

Unhos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 9507 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


Former Apelação commune (until 2013)

[Apelação commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a windmill's wheel Or, tied of the same and rigged Argent between two branches of olive Argent fruited Or, all ordered per fess, in chief a Marian crown Or with gemstones Vert, in base two open hands Argent in invocation. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "APELAÇÃO".
Meaning:
The mural crown is representing Our Lady of Incarnation, the local patron saint. The olive branches are symbolizing the rural character and the economic base of the commune. The millwheel is symbolizing the cultural heritage of the commune. The hands in invocation (Port: apelação) are a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Information kindly given to Sérgio Horta by Eduardo Lourenço Brito. Published in Diário da República: III Série on 14 January 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


Presentation of Apelação

Apelação Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 5647 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.42 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Former coat of arms

[Apelação commune (old CoA)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Shield Sable, three olive trees eradicated Argent leaved Vert ordered per fess, chief Azure charged at dexter with a windmill Argent with a millwheel Sable rigged Argent and at sinister with an aeroplane Argent, in base two open hands Argent in invocation. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "APELAÇÃO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


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