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Abiul Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Abiul, Concelho de Pombal, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-07-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Abiul commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 July 2016
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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 blue and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a triplemount Vert, a bendy bandarilha (a bullfighters tool) Sable garnished Gules and Azure, a sinister bendy pitchfork Sable bladed Gules, both crossed per saltire, in chief a Marian crown Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ABIUL".
The crown is representing Our Lady of the Snows, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 18 March 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2016

Presentation of Abiul

Abiul Commune is one of the 13 communes of Pombal Municipality; it had 2729 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 53.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2016

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