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Altares Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Altares, Concelho de Angra do Heroísmo, Açores

Last modified: 2015-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Altares commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Oct 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, in base a triplemount issuant Vert charged with a bar wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, between two crowns Gules of the Holy Spirit in chief a paly baton Or armed by irons Gules and carrying a canteen Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALTARES - ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO".
Baton and canteen probably are attributes of St. Roch of Montpellier, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

Presentation of Altares

Altares Commune is one of the 19 communes of the Angra do Heroísmo municipality (q.v.); it had 901 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 31.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2015

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