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Ramada e Caneças United Commune (Portugal)

Unãão das Freguesias de Ramada e Caneças, Concelho de Odivelas, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-02-14 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: canecas | ramada | jug | ivy | bridge | triplemount | head protection |
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Introduction

In 2013 the former communes of Ramada and Caneças merged.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2014


Former Caneças Commune (until 2013)


[Caneças commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

Coat of arms

[Caneças commune CoA (-2013)] image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Shield Argent, a jug Gules flanked by two branches of ivy Vert, crossed in base. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black capitals: "CANEÇAS".
Meaning:
The jug is alluding to the famous spring water of the town. The green ivy is symbolizing the freshness of the local waters and the green colour of the fields.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 February 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015


Presentation of Caneças

Caneças Commune was one of the communes of Odivelas municipality. It had 12 346 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.98 km². Caneças had been founded on 10 September 1915.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015


Former Ramada Commune (until 2013)

[Ramada commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered of yellow and blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

Coat of arms

[Ramada commune CoA (-2013)] image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

Shield Azure, a base wavy of Argent and Azure, crowned by a bridge Gules masoned Sable, the whole in front of a triplemount issuant Or, in chief a head protection Argent at dexter and a millwheel Sable rigged Argent at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black capitals: "RAMADA".
Meaning:
The triplemount and the golden colour are symbolizing the local Amoreira (= mulberry) Mountains and the fields of wheat. The millwheel is symbolizing the many windmills existing in the past. The bridge is representing the bridges across the Caneças River, the base wavy is symbolizing the local riches of sweetwater. The head protection is alluding to the local metalworking industries.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015


Ramada former flag (since 1994

[Ramada commune (1994 - 1998/2002)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

It was a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on plain yellow field.
The only differences to the current arms are the number of towers (then three) and the inscription "RAMADA-LOURES". There is no report, whether "LOURES" was omitted in 1998 or not.


Presentation of Ramada

Ramada Commune was one of the communes of Odivelas municipality. It had 19 641 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.64 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 12 February 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2015


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