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Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-06 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: oeiras e s.juliao da barra; paco de arcos e caxias uf. | oeiras e s.juliao da barra | caxias | paco de arcos | base(wavy) | chain-lock | tower | anchor | heart | dolphin | lighthouse |
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União das Freguesias de Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias, Concelho de Oeiras, Distrito de Lisboa


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[Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias unt. commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and dark blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Coat of arms

[Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias unt. commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure, Argent and Vert, issuant from base a rock Sable crowned by an embattled tower Gules with port and windows Argent chained Sable, in dexter chief the top of a lighthouse Argent with fire Gules, in sinister chief an anchor Gules charged with a heart Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE OEIRAS E SÃO JULIÃO DA BARRA, PAÇO DE ARCOS E CAXIAS".
Meaning:
The tower is a degradation of the arms of former Oeiras e S. Julião da Barra commune, the lighthouse top a degradation of the arms of former Caxias commune and the anchored heart of former Paço de Arcos commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Presentation of Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias

Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias Commune is one of the five communes of the Oeiras municipality (q.v.); it had 58 149 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 16.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Former Oeiras e São Julião da Barra Commune (until 2013)

[Oeiras e São Julião da Barra commune (- 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of dark blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Coat of arms

[Oeiras e São Julião da Barra commune (- 2013) CoA] image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Shield Argent with base wavy of Vert, Argent a Azure, two brown rocks, each one crowned by an embattled tower Gules with port and windows Argent, connected by a chain Sable Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE OEIRAS E SÃO JULIÃO DA BARRA".
Meaning:
The base wavy is probably representing the mouth of Tejo river, the chained towers are probably referring to Fort São Julião da Barra, Portugal#s biggest. Its construction began in 1549 during the rule of King D. João III (1521-1557) and was improved during the following centuries.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 27 July 1993
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Presentation of Oeiras e São Julião da Barra

Oeiras e São Julião da Barra Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of the Oeiras municipality (q.v.); it had 33 827 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Former Paço de Arcos Commune (until 2013)

[Paço de Arcos commune (- 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Coat of arms

[Paço de Arcos commune (- 2013) CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 7 May 2015

Shield Argent with base wavy of Vert and Azure, an anchor Gules charged with a heart Or de prata, both surrounded by two dolphins Sable garnished Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VILA DE PAÇÇO DE ARCOS".
Meaning:
The anchored heart probably is an attribute of Lord Jesus of the Mariners, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 January 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Presentation of Paço de Arcos

Paço de Arcos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of the Oeiras municipality (q.v.); it had 15 315 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Former Caxias Commune (until 2013)

[Caxias commune (- 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a lighthouse Argent with windows and fire Gules, issuant from a rock of Sable and Argent, in base a barrulet Vert, in dexter chief a royal crown Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CAXIAS".
Sources: here, here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


Presentation of Caxias

Caxias Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of the Oeiras municipality (q.v.); it had 9007 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2015


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