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Cabrela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cabrela, Concelho de Montemor-o-Novo, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2016-01-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Cabrela commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Jan 2016
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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, 17 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a cross fleury fitchy Gules (sword cross), in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure between two lynx heads Purpure, in base a goat passant Sable. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CABRELA".
The sword cross is alluding to the Order of Santiago. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Conception, the local patron saint. The goat is a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 28 May 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2016

Presentation of Cabrela

Cabrela Commune is one of the seven communes of the Montemor-o-Novo municipality (q.v.); it had 649 iinhabitants in 2011 and covers 194.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2016

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