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Turquel Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Turquel, Concelho de Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2015-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Turquel commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Aug 2015
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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 blue and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a pillory Or, flanked by a dolmen Argent at dexter and an inescutcheon Azure at sinister, charged with a Cistercian bend between two fleur-de-lis Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "TURQUEL".
The inescutcheon displays the arms of Cistercian Monastery of St. Mary of Alcobaça, former owner of many domains in the municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 13 December 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

Presentation of Turquel

Turquel Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Alcobaça municipality (q.v.); it had 4561 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 40.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

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