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Alcanede Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alcanede, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered of black and red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a castle sable with port and windows Gules, in chief a cross fleury Vert. Mural crown with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "ALCANEDE".
The silver base colour is symbolizing the communes wealth. The castle is representing that one of Alcanede, the black colour is representing the colour of the soil. The cross is alluding to the Order of Avis, the former ruler. Draft designed by Affonso de Dornellas on 28 December 1927.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 6 November 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Alcanede

Alcanede Commune is one of the 18 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 4548 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 106.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

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