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Óbidos Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Óbidos, Distrito de Leiria

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[Óbidos municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Dec 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and blue.
Sérgio Horta, 31 Dec 1999,

Coat of arms

[Óbidos municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Dec 1999

On a red field a golden castle standing on a green and black hill charged with an ancient quina and two silver crescents. Four silver towers mural crown, white scroll with the lettering "VILA DE ÓBIDOS".
Sérgio Horta, 31 Dec 1999

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on 4 February 1936
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

[Óbidos municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Óbidos

This is a town that belongs to Leiria district and to the old province Estremadura, has a 142 km² area, seven freguesias communes and about 10 000 inhabitants.
Sérgio Horta, 31 Dec 1999

Name sounds like "Awbitch".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Sep 2001

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