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Odeceixe Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Odeceixe, Concelho de Aljezur, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2014-11-15 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: odeceixe | millwheel | cross(st. james) | corn cob | fish |
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[Odeceixe commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Nov 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered yellow and green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2014

Coat of arms

[Odeceixe commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Nov 2014

Shield Azure, a millwheel Sable, roped and rigged Or, in base divided by a bar wavy Argent charged with two fish Gules, in chief Argent a cross fleury fitchy Gules flanked by two leaved corncobs Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ODECEIXE".
Meaning:
The millwheel represents a mill, already today existing in the commune's ex-libris. The cross alludes to the importance of the Order of St.James in the past. The corn cobs are symbolizing the importance of agriculture in local economy. The bar wavy with fish refers to the local river bank and to the Atlantic. The blue shield colour is symbolizing loyalty. The arms were designed by Ernesto C. Silva and Josť Marreiros.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2014


Presentation of Odeceixe

Odeceixe is one of the four communes of Aljezur Municipality. It had 961 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 41,91 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2014


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