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Cardosas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cardosas, Concelho de Arruda dos Vinhos, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cardosas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 June 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, two windmill's wheels Or roped Sable and rigged Argent, in central chief a scales' bar Or held in balance by a flamy sword of the same. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CARDOSAS".
Sword and scales are attributes of St. Michael, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 October 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2015

Presentation of Cardosas

Cardosas Commune is one of the four communes of the Arruda dos Vinhos municipality (q.v.); it had 836 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2015

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