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Melides Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Melides, Concelho de Grândola, Distrito de Setúbal

Last modified: 2015-07-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Melides commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 20 July 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Vert and Argent, in central chief a fleur-de-lis Azure flanked beneath by a pine tree at dexter and an eucalyptus tree at sinister, both Sable leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "MELIDES".
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of the Rosary, the local patron saint. The base wavy due to the green colour is representing the Atlantic.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 September 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2015

Presentation of Melides

Melides Commune is one of the four communes of the Grândola municipality (q.v.); it had 1658 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 155.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2015

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