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Loureiro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Loureiro, Concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2018-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: loureiro(oliveira de azemeis) | laurel(tree) | lyre | mattock(iron) |
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[Loureiro (Oliveira de Azeméis) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2018
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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 green and white.
Source: this image
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, an eradicated laurel tree Vert, in chief a lyre Gules stringed Sable at dexter and a mattock's iron Gules at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "LOUREIRO - OLIVEIRA DE AZEMÉIS".
The laurel tree (Port.: loureiro) is a canting element. The lyre is referring to the musicians of Banda de Música de Loureiro (see here). The iron is symbolising agriculture.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2018

Flag and arms drafted by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 4 September 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2018

Presentation of Loureiro

Loureiro Commune is one of the 12 communes of Oliveira de Azeméis Municipality; it had 3531 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2018

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