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Ota Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ota, Concelho de Alenquer, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-08-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ota commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, parted by a Cistercian bend fimbriated Or, in dexter base two heraldic fountains placed alongside the bend, in sinister chief a nimbed dove Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "OTA".
The dove is representing the Divine Holy Spirit, the local patron saint. The fountains are referring to the local riches of water and they are called "the eyes of water". The bend is referring to the Cistercian monks of Alcobaça, who had cultivated the area in the Middle Ages.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 16 December 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Aug 2015

Presentation of Ota

Ota Commune is one of the 11 communes of the Alenquer municipality (q.v.); it had 1289 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 46.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Aug 2015

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