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Alfeizerão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alfeizerão, Concelho de Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2015-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alfeizerão commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a pillory Or, flanked in base by two garlands Proper of lemons, oranges and grapes, in dexter chief a crescent recumbent Gules, in sinister chief an inescutcheon Azure parted by a Cistercian bend flanked by two fleur-de-lis Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA DE ALFEIZERÃO".
The inescutcheon is referring to the Cistercian Monastery of St. Mary of Alcobaça, former owner of many domains in the municipality. The chequered band is symbolizing the Cistercians and the fleur-de-lis is an attribute of St. Mary.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

Presentation of Alfeizerão

Alfeizerão Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Alcobaça municipality (q.v.); it had 3854 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 58.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2015

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