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Lagoa (Algarve) Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Lagoa, Distrito de Faro

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Lagoa (Algarve) municipality
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Jul 2004
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About the flag

It is a slightly atypical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of yellow and black. The coat of arms is azure a almond tree in bloom trunked or and flowered argent flanked in chief with a christan king’s head dexter and a moor king’s head sinister (which is Algarve’s heraldic griffe). Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 06 Sep 2003

After becoming a city, the scroll text is no longer set in two lines, being just the city name. (Thus confusing it with the identically named town in Azores…)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 07 Nov 2004

Presentation of Lagoa (Algarve)

Lagoa municipality had 20 453 inhabitants in 2000 (17 140 in 1990), and it is divided in 5 communes, covering 89 km2. It belongs to the Faro District and to the old province of Algarve.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 06 Sep 2003

Previous flags


Lagoa (Algarve) previous flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 06 Sep 2003

Lagoa became a city lin 2002, and its symbols were upgraded accordingly: the arems now has a 5-towered mural crown and the flag background is now a gyronny of yellow and black. Changes are to be expected in the scroll as well; everything else remains the same.
Jorge Candeias, 09 Sep 2003

It had a white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE LAGOA" and in smaller type in a second line bellow (and this is the atypical part) "ALGARVE" — this is done to tell apart this municipality and town from another Lagoa municipality, in São Miguel island, Azores.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 06 Sep 2003

Other flags

Grupo Desportivo de Lagoa sport club

G.D.L. flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 07 Nov 2004

Apart from the text on the scroll, the main difference is the background division: gyronny in the municipal flag, per saltire in the club flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 07 Nov 2004

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