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Alguber Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alguber, Concelho do Cadaval, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alguber commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 5 May 2009
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 May 2009

Coat of arms

[Alguber commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2015

The arms are Or a Roman sword Gules per pale between two pears Purpure leaved Vert and in base a bridge issuant Sable masoned Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ALGUBER".
Still about (probably) non canting pears in Portuguese communal arms / flags, here's one more. Note that the official words include the prescription that pears and sword should be "well ordered", "tudo bem ordenado", when indeed it is not: The flanking pears are blazoned first in the original text, and off set to the chief in the image.
The word "alguber" has no evident meaning in Portuguese; it almost surely derived from Arabic, but doesn't seem to mean either "pear" nor "sword", judging from these two pages: here(kmūry) and here(sif).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 May 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2002.11.22
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 May 2009

Presentation of Alguber

Alguber Commune is one of the seven communes of Cadaval Municipality (q.v.); it had 1011 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 19,19 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 May 2009

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