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Lordelo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Lordelo, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lordelo (Guimarães) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider , 31 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of eight of red and green.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with narrow bordure Argent, in chief a bar wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, in centre a sinister bendy book Gules with sheets Argent, charged with a scallop Argent, over all a baton Sable in pale set bottoms up, fixed on baton a canteen Gules, the whole ensemble surrounded by two wreaths of laurel Vert. Mural crown Argent with four(!) visible towers (town rank, though gyronny pattern usually indicates (city rank)) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA DE LORDELO".
Baton, canteen and scallop are alluding to St. James the Elder.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Presentation of Lordelo

Lordelo Commune is one of the 48 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 4287 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

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