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Oriola Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Oriola Concelho de Portel, Distrito de Évora

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[Oriola commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and blue.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Coat of arms

[Oriola commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Azure, five nuggets Or in quincunx over a base wavy of Argent and Azure, chief Argent charged with a wolf passant Sable. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ORIOLA".
The nuggets may be canting for the false etymology "oriola" as "ouro" (= "gold"). In fact it is an oriole, a golden bird.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 July 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Presentation of Oriola

Oriola Commune is one of the eight communes of Portel Municipality (q.v.); it had 495 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 36,21 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2010

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