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Fontarcada e Oliveira United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-06-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Fontarcada e Oliveira, Concelho de Póvoa de Lanhoso, Distrito de Braga


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Former Fontarcada commune (until 2013)

I couldn't find any flag information
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016

Coat of arms

[Fontarcada commune CoA (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 May 2016

Shield Vert, a monastery Argent masoned Sable, in base a fountain Argent, spitting water of the Same. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FONTE ARCADA - PÓVOA DE LANHOSO"
Meaning:
The fountain (Port.: fonte) is a canting element.
Sources: this webpage and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 13 March 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016


Presentation of Fontarcada

Fontarcada (Fonte Arcada) Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Póvoa de Lanhoso Municipality; it had 1273 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016


Former Oliveira commune (until 2013)

[Oliveira (Póvoa de Lanhoso) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 24 May 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield quartered of Argent and Vert, charged with an olive tree fruited Or with trunk and branches in counterchanged colours. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "OLIVEIRA - PÓVOA DE LANHOSO".
Meaning:
The olive tree is canting. Please note that quartered shields are explicitely forbidden by decree of 14 April 1930, and thus implicitely also by law of 1991.
Source:
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 26 February 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016


Presentation of Oliveira

Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Póvoa de Lanhoso Municipality; it had 397 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2016


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