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Estômbar e Parchal United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Estômbar e Parchal, Concelho de Lagoa, Distrito de Faro


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Former Estômbar commune (until 2013)

[Estômbar commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Dec 2005

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

[Estômbar commune (until 2013) CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Dec 2005

Shield Azure, a well Argent masoned Sable, in dexter chief a Christian King’s head, and in sinister chief a Moorish King’s head, both Proper, in base two olive branches Or fruited Sable, with their stems per saltire. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals: "VILA DE ESTOMBAR" (sic!).
Meaning:
I have no idea about the significance of the well in this coat of arms, though I’d bet that the olive branches stand for local olives and olive oil production. The Moorish and Christian kings’ heads are typical of Algave civic heraldry.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Dec 2005

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 11 September 1992
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Dec 2005


Presentation of Estômbar

Estômbar Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Lagoa Municipality (q.v.); it had 4985 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 25.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Former Parchal commune (until 2013)

[Parchal commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 29 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure charged with a single fish Argent, a bridge issuant Argent masoned Sable with three archs, in central chief a cogwheel Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "PARCHAL-LAGOA".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Presentation of Parchal

Parchal Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Lagoa Municipality (q.v.); it had 4019 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


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