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Colares Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Colares, Concelho de Sintra, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-06-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Colares commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2015
coat of arms of Colares
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base Vert crowned by an embattled tower Or masoned Sable with port and windows Sable flanked by four trees Proper (two at either side), in chief three necklaces Or ordered per fess. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VILA DE COLARES" ""
The necklaces are said having been a pawn for the real estates, which had been acquired from the Moorish King Zeilão for Lady de Compa, a countess of German origin. Furthermore they are canting elements (Port.: colar (= necklace)). The tower is alluding to a former local castle, later on a palace but now in ruins. The trees and the green base are symbolizing the fertility of the region.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2015

Presentation of Colares

Colares Commune is one of the 11 communes of the Sintra municipality (q.v.); it had 7628 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 33.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2015

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