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Ulme Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ulme, Concelho da Chamusca, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-05-30 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: ulme | elm tree | lion(purple) | rice(seedling) | barrulet(wavy) |
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[Ulme commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Aug 2008
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About the Flag

It is a fairly untypical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a green and yellow quartered (town rank) field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Aug 2008

Coat of arms

[Ulme commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Aug 2008

The arms are Argent an elm Vert eradicated and garnished Sable and flanked at dexter by a rice plant Or garnished Sable and at sinister by a lion rampant Purpure armed and langued Gules and in base a barrulet Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ULME"
The elm tree (German: Ulme) in these arms is a canting element: Even though "ulme" is not one of the several possible names for this three in current Portuguese ("ulmeiro" and "olmo" are), the etym, even is spurious, is evident, and the choice of the main charge reflects it.
António Martins-Tuválkin and Ron Lahav, 20 Aug 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2000.07.20.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Aug 2008

Presentation of Ulme

Ulme Commune is one of the five communes of the Chamusca Municipality (q.v.); it had 1277 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 121.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2015

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