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Lagoa e Carvoeiro United Commune (Portugal)

União das Freguesias de Lagoa e Carvoeiro, Concelho de Lagoa, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: lagoa(freguesia) | carvoeiro | star(8-point) | grapevine | amphora | candle | wall(embattled) | demi sun(radiant) | head(king) | head(moor) |
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Former Lagoa commune (until 2013)

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

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

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a grapevine fruited of the same at dexter and an amphora Argent at sinister, in central chief an 8-point star Or charged with a candle Gules flamed of the same, Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE LAGOA".
Meaning:
The candle is representing the numerous candle factories in the commune. It is probably also an attribute of Our Lady of the Light, the local patron saint. The bunch of grapes is representing the local viticulture. The amphora is representing the local olive oil factories. The base wavy is symbolizing the lagoons drying out today and are a canting element. The green colour of the shield is representing agriculture as economic base of the commune during many centuries.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 17 April 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Presentation of Lagoa

Lagoa Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Lagoa Municipality (q.v.); it had 7266 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 25.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Former Carvoeiro commune (until 2013)

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

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

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, base wavy Vert fimbriated Argent with platform issuant Gules crowned by a throughout embattled wall Argent masoned Sable with open gate, in base a fish Argent, in chief a radiant demi-sun flanked by the Christian king's head at dexter and the Moorish king's head at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CARVOEIRO - LAGOA".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Carvoeiro previous symbols

[Ferragudo commune (1992-1999)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Apr 2015

It was a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.The coat of arms was the same as current one but mural crown having only three visible towers (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 4 September 2002, the previous symbols on 7 February 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


Presentation of Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Lagoa Municipality (q.v.); it had 2721 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 14.1 km². The commune was established on 4 October 1985 and gained the title of a town on 19 April 2001.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2015


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