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Alfaiates Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alfaiates, Concelho de Sabugal, Distrito de da Guarda

Last modified: 2016-03-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alfaiates commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 3 Mar 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 purple and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[ commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta

Shield Argent, a pillory Purpure covered by five bendlets Argent, flanked by a rose Gules seeded Argent and barbed Vert at dexter and a crescent recumbent inverted Gules at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALFAIATES - SABUGAL".
The rose is representing Queen Saint Isabel, who visited the place several times and stayed there for a while, Alfaiates had been a gift to queen granted by her husband King Dom Dinis. The pillory is a local monument. The crescent is referring to the former name of Alfaiates for many centuries since 1230. It was "Castello de Luna" (= Moon Castle).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 November 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2016

Presentation of Alfaiates

Alfaiates Commune is one of the 30 communes of Sabugal Municipality; it had 331 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 28.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2016

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