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Alcântara Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alcântara, Concelho de Lisboa, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-12-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alcântara commune (Lisboa) CoA] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2014
complete Coat of Arms on white field; no flag!!!
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About the Flag

There is no flag information avialable. As flag and arms usually are approved together, it is supposed there is a flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2014

Coat of arms

[Alcântara commune (Lisboa) CoA shield] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2014

Shield Gules over a base wavy of Argent and Vert, a suspension bridge issuant Or, in chief a demi-cogwheel Or crowned by a chapel Argent . Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading "ALCÂNTARA" in black upper case letters.
The bridge is Ponte 25 de Abril, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world (2278 m).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2014

Presentation of Alcântara

Alcântara (from Arab al-qantarat, "the bridge") is one of the 24 communes of Lisboa Municipality. It had 13 911 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4,41 km². Here in 1580 the Spanish troops defeated the Portuguese troops of António I and the Spanish rule over Portugal for 60 years began.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2014

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