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Azinhal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Azinhal, Concelho de Castro Marim, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-04-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Azinhal commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Apr 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain dark blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two durmasts Vert fruited Sable ordered per fess, in chief a waning moon crescent Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "AZINHAL - CASTRO MARIM".
The crescent is representing the rules of the Moors from 8th til 13th century. The durmasts (Port: azinheiras) are representing the natural landscape and are also canting elements. The base wavy is representing the little local river Beliche.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2015

Flag and arms since January 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2015

Presentation of Azinhal

Azinhal Commune is one of the 14 communes of the Castro Marim municipality (q.v.); it had 522 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2015

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