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Loures Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Loures, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Loures commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Apr 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, 24 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, in base a fess wavy Argent charged with three barrulets wavy Azure, crowned by two mountains Vert fimbriated Or and a belfry issuant Or, in chief a windmill's wheel Or flanked by two lettuces of the same. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE LOURES".
The belfry is representing the local parish church, being classified as a national monument. The mountains are representing the ridges of Montemor Range. The millwheel is representing the numerous local windmills. The lettuces are symbolizing agriculture. Local products are frequently sold in the markets of Lisboa.
Source: Information kindly given to Sérgio Horta by Eduardo Lourenço Brito.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 August 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

Presentation of Loures

Loures Commune is one of the ten communes of the Loures municipality (q.v.); it had 27 362 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 32.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2015

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