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Almoster Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Almoster, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém

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[Almoster commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015
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About the Flag

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

Coat of arms

Shield Or, divided by a bend chequered of Gules and argent, flanked by two cockades: red and blue in sinister chief and blue and white in dexter base. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll reading in black initials: "ALMOSTER - SANTARÉM".
The bend is alluding to the Cistercian Order, which ran a monastery in the commune. The red and blue cockade is symbolizing the traditionalists, the blue and white one the constitutionalists. Both together are reminding on the battle of Almoster (18 February 1834), where the liberals, commanded by Marshal Saldanha defeated the absolutists commanded by General Lemos. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 6 August 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Almoster

Almoster Commune is one of the 18 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 1796 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 42 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

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