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Oriola Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Oriola Concelho de Portel, Distrito de Évora

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[Oriola commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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About the Flag

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

Coat of arms

[Oriola commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

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.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 July 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin,


Presentation of Oriola

Oriola Commune is one of the eight communes of Portel Municipality (q.v.); it had 495 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 36,21 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2010


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