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Alpalhão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alpalhão, Concelho de Nisa, Distrito de Portalegre

Last modified: 2016-01-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alpalhão commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Jan 2016
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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 white and red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a heraldic rose Or seeded Gules and barbed Vert, a bast shoe Argent, a boar's head Argent and a plate ordered per cross. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALPALHÃO".
The rose is an attribute of Our Lady of Grace, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 28 February 1998, draft of flag and arms made by Luís Moreira (GEPHA)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Presentation of Alpalhão

Alpalhão Commune is one of the seven communes of the Nisa municipality (q.v.); it had 1238 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 34.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

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