This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Bordeira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bordeira, Concelho de Aljezur, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: bordeira | osprey | pine | harrow |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Bordeira commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Dec 2010
See also:

About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a green and white quartered field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Dec 2010

Coat of arms

[Bordeira commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Dec 2010

The arms are Argent a harrow Sable nailed Argent between two stone pines Vert fructed Or trunked and eradicated Sable, in chief an osprey volant Proper holding a fish Gules, in base two barrulets wavy Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BORDEIRA".
Albeit blazoned proper, the osprey is shown as golden/brown in Sérgio Horta's image. The last surviving breeding pair of osprey in Portugal nested in Bordeira cliffs and went extinct in 1996. (Also the fish shows golden/brown in Sérgio Horta's image, instead of red. I dont know if he was distracted the day he draw this, or, more likely, the authoritative image he took the colouring from disagrees with the text.)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Dec 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 February 1993
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Dec 2010

Presentation of Bordeira

Bordeira Commune is one of the four communes of Aljezur Municipality (q.v.); it had 492 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 80,15 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 Dec 2010

back to Aljezur Communes click here