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Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-09-02 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: matosinhos(freguesia) | leca da palmeira | base(wavy) | anchor(fowl) | porticus | lighthouse |
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União das Freguesias de Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira, Concelho de Matosinhos, Distrito do Porto


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Former Matosinhos commune (until 2013)

[Matosinhos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Aug 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent, Vert and Azure, a porticus Argent masoned Sable, flanked by two anchors Or, the open door is charged with a Latin cross Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE MATOSINHOS".
Meaning:
The base wavy is representing the mouth of little Leça River, for green is representing the sea and blue sweet waters. The porticus is the local monument of "padrão do bom jesus", literally the "guideline of Good Jesus".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 16 April 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016


Presentation of Matosinhos

Matosinhos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Matosinhos Municipality; it had 30 984 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016


Former Leça da Palmeira commune (until 2013)

[Leça da Palmeira commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Aug 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of green and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Vert and Argent, issuant from base a mount Or, crowned by a lighthouse Argent with base Gules with fire Or, flanked by two fowl anchors Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "LEÇA DA PALMEIRA".
Meaning:
The base wavy is representing the sea and the lighthouse is a naturalistic image of the local fire.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 October 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016


Presentation of Leça da Palmeira

Leça da Palmeira Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Matosinhos Municipality; it had 18 502 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2016


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