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Nazaré Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Nazaré, Concelho de Nazaré, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2015-07-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nazaré commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Nov 1999
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Mar 2008

Coat of arms

[Nazaré commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Mar 2008

The arms are Argent a bend dancetty Sable and issuant from a base wavy Vert and Argent barruly wavy of four, a ship affronty Azure garnished Or and decorated Sable and Vert. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DE NAZARÉ".
The ship shown in the arms is shaped and painted as typical central Portuguese small ocean fishing vessel; the zigzag bend may refer to the local cliffs, which are fitted with a funicular linking the strand town to the Marian shrine located on a cliff summit; rock carved steps may exist.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Mar 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série on 5 November 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Mar 2008

Presentation of Nazaré

Nazaré Commune is one of the three communes of the Nazaré municipality; it had 15 158 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 40.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Mar 2008

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