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Lajes do Pico Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-12-03 by antónio martins
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Lajes do Pico municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Sep 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a quartered background (town status) of green and black. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1935.08.08.
António Martins, 15 Sep 2007


Coat of arms

Lajes do Pico municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Sep 2007

The arms are Argent issuant from a campaign wavy wavy Vert and Argent a volcano Sable smoking Or and Argent on the chief a goshawk Sable holding an escutcheon Azure charged with five plates Argent set in saltire (a quina). Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Lajes do Pico".
António Martins, 15 Sep 2007


Version without the coat of arms

Lajes do Pico plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Presentation of Lajes do Pico

Lajes do Pico municipality had 5041 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 6 communes covering 154,35 km², taking up the southeastern half of the Pico Island. It is part of Azores Region (also a NUTS II and traditional province), former Horta District. "Lajes do Pico" means "flagstones of Pico", the former being the natural kind, made from lava flows and the latter for the municipality location.
António Martins, 15 Sep 2007

Neither Lajes do Pico municipality nor Lajes das Flores municipality are home to Lajes Field, the Portuguese Air Base nº4 leased to the United States Air Force 65th Air Base Wing — which is located in Praia da Vitória municipality in Terceira Island.
António Martins, 20 Oct 2007

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