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Azoia de Cima e Tremês United Commune (Portugal)

União das Freguesias de Azoia de Cima e Tremês, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de San

Last modified: 2015-02-28 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: azoia de cima | tremes | cross(fleury) | semy | bridge | conch | wolves(2) | wheat(ear) |
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Introduction

The communes of Azoia de Cima and Tremês merged in 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Former Azoia de Cima Commune (until 2013)

[Azoia de Cima commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of green and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent semy of branches of olive Vert fruited Sable, in chief a cross fleury Vert, in base a Roman bridge Sable issuant from a base wavy of Azure and Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "AZOIA DE CIMA".
Meaning:
The branches are stressing the economic importance of olive oil. The cross is alluding to the Order of Avis. The Roman bridge, a local heritage monument is also alluding to old age of the commune. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 17 October 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Presentation of Azoia de Cima

Azoia de Cima Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 454 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.43 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Former Tremês Commune (until 2013)

[Tremês commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, two wolves passant affronty Argent eyed Gules between a conch Or in chief and three ears of wheat ordered like a fan in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "TREMÊS".
Meaning:
The conch is an attribute of St. James, the local patron saint. The ears are symbolizing the cultivation of wheat since times immemorial. The wolves are alluding to a local legend telling about two wolves, which caused tremor in the settlement. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 July 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Presentation of Tremês

Tremês Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 1963 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 24.78 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


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