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Sacavem e Prior Velho United Commune (Portugal)

União das Freguesias de Sacavem e Prior Velho, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sacavem | prior velho(loures) | rowing boat | bridge | saltire | cogwheel | olive(branch) | hat | grapevine |
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Former Sacavem commune (until 2013)

[Sacavem commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of yellow and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

Banner

[Sacavem commune banner (until 2013)] 1:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

It is an untypical banner with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of yellow and blue, untypical insofar, as there are golden and red(!) tassels and cord with golden pole and finial.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Azure and Argent, three rowing boats issuant Or beneath an impending bridge of the same, in chief a saltire Argent. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CIDADE DE SACAVEM".
Source: Potuguese Wikipedia
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


Presentation of Sacavem

Sacavem Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 18 469 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


Former Prior Velho commune (until 2013)

[Prior Velho commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a cogwheel Gules flanked by two branches of olive Vert fruited Sable, in central chief a cardinal's hat Sable with two tassels, in base a grapevine Or leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "PRIOR VELHO - LOURES".
Meaning
The hat is a canting element (Prior Velho = old priory). The olive branches refer to the former olive groves in the commune, of which only a few trees remained. The cogwheel is symbolizing the many local industries. The grapevine refers to the local vinery Quinta da Françelha.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015

The flag and arms were officially granted on 29 April 1999.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


Presentation of Prior Velho

Prior Velho Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 7136 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2015


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