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Marvila Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Marvila, Concelho de Lisboa, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-12-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marvila commune (Lisboa)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Nov 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2014

Coat of arms

[Marvila commune (Lisboa) CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Nov 2014

Shield Argent, in base divided by two barrulets wavy Azure, in centre a cogwheel Gules flanked by two rail profiles Sable in chief. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MARVILA - LISBOA".
The rail profiles allude to a branch line of Portuguese Railways and especially to local Brašo de Prata station and refers to the railway's importance for the industrial development. The cogwheel is symbolizing industry and settlement of the commune by workers. The barrulets are symbolizing Tejo River and its importance for the development of the commune.
Flag and arms were designed by Eduardo Lourenço Brito.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 July 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2014

Presentation of Marvila

Marvila is one of the 24 communes of Lisboa Municipality. It had 37 793 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7,12 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2014

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