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Bugalhos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bugalhos, Concelho de Alcanena, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bugalhos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Aug 2010
flag of former commune
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Aug 2010

Coat of arms

[Bugalhos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Aug 2010

The arms are Or an oak three leaved twig Vert with two acorns Argent garnished Sable and in chief a Marian crown Azure bejewelled Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading "BUGALHOS" in black upper case letters.
"Bugalho" (pl. "bugalhos") means "gall", which are often mistaken for actual fruit; the acorns in the arms may thus be canting; the Marian crown probably stands for the local Catholic Parish (from which the commune derived from and may still be conterminous to) patron, Our Lady of Graces.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Aug 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 July 2001
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Aug 2010

Presentation of Bugalhos

Bugalhos Commune is one of the seven communes of Alcanena Municipality (q.v.); it had 1732 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 16,39 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Aug 2010

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