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Glória Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Glória, Concelho de Estremoz, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2014-11-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Glória (Estremoz) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Nov 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2014

Coat of arms

[Glória (Estremoz) commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2014

Shield Or, a pillory Sable crowned by an orb of the same and flanked by a cross fleury Vert at dexter and an heraldic fountain at sinister. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading "GLÓRIA - ESTREMOZ" in black upper case letters.
The pillory is a representation of the Pelourinho do Canal, the oldest local monument. The fountain is representing the origin of the local Glória creek at Monte Branco Estate. The cross is alluding to the Avis Order, local ruler of nearly the whole municipality between 1250 and 1821.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2014

Presentation of Glória

Glória is one of the nine communes of Estremoz Municipality. It had 532 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 72,75 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2014

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