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Alcobertas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alcobertas, Concelho de Rio Maior, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2018-06-16 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: alcobertas | dolmen | flagon | crow(head) |
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[Alcobertas commune plain]
2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 3 Nov 2015
[Alcobertas commune quartered]
2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 June 2018

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About the Flag

Acc. to Sérgio Horta it is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field (see left image), acc. to Rio Maior municipal webpage the flag is quartered of green and white (see right image). The latter probably is the newer one.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015 / 17 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a dolmen Azure topped by a cross of the same, in dexter chief a flagon Vert, in sinister chief a crow's head Sable armed and eyed Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers on both flags (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALCOBERTAS".
The flagon is an attribute of St. Mary Magdalen, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 June 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

Presentation of Alcobertas

Alcobertas Commune is one of the 14 communes of the Rio Maior Municipality; it had 1923 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 32.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

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