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Cardigos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cardigos, Concelho de Mação, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2018-07-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cardigos commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2018
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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 yellow and green.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2018

Coat of arms

[Cardigos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 28 Mar 2016

Shield Argent, an oil lamp Sable flamed Gules, surrounded by two olive branches Vert fruited Or and in base tied Gules, in chief an inescutcheon Gules charged with a Maltese cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CARDIGOS".
The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Malta.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in Diário da República: III Série on 26 September 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

Presentation of Cardigos

Cardigos Commune is one of the six communes of Mação Municipality; it had 1086 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 71.3 km². Cardigos had been a town and seat of a municipality until the beginning of the 19th century, and it had been downgraded in 1801, having then just 1121 inhabitants. After the dissolution of its municipality it became part of Vila de Rei municipality and was incorporated into Mação municipality in 1878.
Source: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2016

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