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Montenegro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Montenegro, Concelho de Faro, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Montenegro (Faro) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 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 red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Vert and Argent, a pine tree eradicated Vert, between two storks affronty vigilant Gules armed Sable, Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "MONTENEGRO - FARO"
The pine is a symbol of immortaly, for it is nearly indestructible, even by fire. Pine woods are covering nearly the whole range of the commune. The storks had been a holy symbol of Christianity, they had been said to destroy the evil, usually serpents. Furthermore they are symbolizing resurrection, because they return every year during their bird migrations. They are also symbols of long life and felicity and filial piety, finally they are symbolizing meditation and contemplation of philosophers. Their red colour is representing fecundity and filial love. The base wavy is symbolizing the Atlantic and the Formosa Lagoon. The golden base colour is representing richness, power and the sun over the Algarve.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Luís Moreira (GEPHA), published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Aug 2015

Presentation of Montenegro

Montenegro Commune is one of the four communes of the Faro municipality (q.v.); it had 8149 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 23.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Aug 2015

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