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Alqueidão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alqueidão, Concelho de Figueira da Foz, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2015-05-30 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: alqueidao(figueira da foz) | base(wavy) | wheat(ear) | millstones(12) |
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[Alqueidão commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 21 May 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, 12 millstones Argent ordered twice per fess (6:6), in chief two rice ears Or crossed per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "ALQUEIDÃO - FIGUEIRA DA FOZ"
The millstones refer to a historical mill, the only one in the whole peninsula having 12 millstones. The ears are representing agriculture, especially the traditional cultivation of rice in the commune. The base wavy is representing the rivers Mondego and Pranto.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 November 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2015

Presentation of Alqueidão

Alqueidão Commune is one of the 14 communes of the Figueira da Foz municipality (q.v.); it had 1752 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 13.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2015

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