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São Bartolomeu do Outeiro e Oriola United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de São Bartolomeu do Outeiro e Oriola, Concelho de Portel, Distrito de Évora


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Former São Bartolomeu do Outeiro commune (until 2013)

[São Bartolomeu do Outeiro commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: Portel municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, issuant from base a mount Vert, charged with a fountain Argent, in chief an eradicated cork oak Vert fruited Or and peeled Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "S. BARTOLOMEU DO OUTEIRO".
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 16 May 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016


Presentation of São Bartolomeu do Outeiro

São Bartolomeu do Outeiro Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Portel Municipality; it had 436 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 37.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016


Former Oriola commune (until 2013)

[Oriola commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Sep 2010

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and blue.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2010

Coat of arms

[Oriola commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Sep 2010

The arms are Azure, five nuggets Or in quincunx over a base wavy of Argent and Azure, chief Argent charged with a wolf passant Sable. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ORIOLA".
Meaning:
The nuggets may be canting for the false etymology "oriola" as "ouro" (= "gold"). In fact it is an oriole, a golden bird. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers means town rights, gained by a decree (Port.: foral) of Dom Manuel I, granted on 20 November 1516.
Source: Portel municipal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2010 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on on 19 July 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2010


Presentation of Oriola

Oriola Commune is one of the pre-2013 communes of Portel Municipality; it had 400 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 36.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016


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