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Aljustrel e Rio de Moinhos United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-08-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Aljustrel e Rio de Moinhos, Concelho de Aljustrel, Distrito de Beja


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Former Aljustrel commune (until 2013)

I couldn't find any flag information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

[Aljustrel commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Aug 2016

Shield Or, a pulley, consisting of two rolls Sable with cable reels and winches Gules, altogether lifting a basket Gules garnished Sable from base, in chief a windmill's wheel Sable rigged Purpure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE ALJUSTREL".
Sources: this webpage and municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 7 February 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016


Presentation of Aljustrel

Aljustrel Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Aljustrel Municipality; it had 5137 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 191.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016


Former Rio de Moinhos commune (until 2013)

[Rio de Moinhos (Aljustrel) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Aug 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Purpure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a wheat sheaf Or lined Sable, in chief two windmill's wheels Or rigged Argent ordered per fess, Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RIO DE MOINHOS - ALJUSTREL".
Meaning:
The meaning of the commune's name is literally "river of mills". Thus the wheels and the base wavy, with blue colour meaning sweet water, are canting elements.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 5 November 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016


Presentation of Rio de Moinhos

Rio de Moinhos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Aljustrel Municipality; it had 741 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 37.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2016


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