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Bucelas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Bucelas, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bucelas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

[Bucelas commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Shield Azure, a Celtic scythe's blade and a Roman sword both Argent crossed per saltire, in chief an eagle Or, in base a vine leaf Vert fimbriated Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "BUCELAS"
Meaning:
The scythe is symbolizing the oldest civilization of the area and the sword the Roman conquerors. The eagle is symbolizing the demand for progress. The leaf is symbolizing viticulture, the main local business line.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 February 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


Presentation of Bucelas

Bucelas Commune is one of the ten communes of the Loures municipality (q.v.); it had 4663 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 34.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2015


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