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Santa Iria de Azoia, São João da Talha e Bobadela Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sta.iria de azoia | s.joao de talha | bobadela(loures) | gaffer | fire | inescutcheon | st.john | windmill(wheel) | jester head | crown(marian) | cogwheel | olive |
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Freguesia de Santa Iria de Azoia, São João da Talha e Bobadela, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa


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Former Santa Iria de Azoia commune (until 2013)

[Santa Iria de Azoia commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, two gaffers Argent affronty flanking a fire of the same, in central chief an inescutcheon Argent charged with a branch of olive Sable. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTA IRIA DE AZOIA".
Source: Portuguese Wikipedia
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015


Presentation of Santa Iria de Azoia

Santa Iria de Azoia Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 18 240 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Santa Iria de Azoia Commune (-2013) Flag: Banner: Coat of Arms: Source:http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Iria_de_Azoia

Former São João da Talha commune (until 2013)

[São João da Talha commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

[São João da Talha commune (until 2013) CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent. St. John the Baptist in proper colour, dressed in fur and a red shawl, carrying a lamb Argent on his right shoulder, holding a labarum Gules with throughout cross Argent in his left hand and setting his left foot onto a claypot Gules. The saint is flanked by a cogwheel Sable at dexter and a windmill's wheel Sable rigged Gules at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "S. JOÃO DA TALHA".
Meaning:
The saint and the pot (Port: talha) are canting elements.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015


Presentation of São João da Talha

São João da Talha Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 17 252 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 6.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

Former São João da Talha commune (until 2003)

[São João da Talha commune (until 2003)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015

The former flag was plain red with having the same coat of arms but having only three visible towers.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015


Former Bobadela Commune (until 2013)

[Bobadela (Loures) commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 May 2009

It was a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered field of yellow and red (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 May 2009

Coat of arms

[Bobadela (Loures) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 24 May 2009

The arms are Purpure a jester head, i.e. a mask, Or and a cogwheel Gules fimbriated Argent in fess and in chief a Marian crown Or between two olive branches Argent fruited sable and in base wavy Argent two barrulets wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BOBADELA - LOURES".
Meaning:
"Bobadela" means "small vault" (arch. dim. of "abóbada") and thus the arms are not directly canting. However, popular etymology derives the toponym from "_bobo_", "jester", and in the one of the towns oldest houses is emblazoned with an armorial stone featuring a jester head, which was included in both versions of the arms - making them partly canting. (The said house includes also the vault on which the town was originally named, curiously enough.)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 May 2009


Bobadela Commune's symbols till the 1990ies

[Bobadela (Loures) commune (~1990)] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2009

It was a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered field of yellow and red (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2009

Former coat of arms

[Bobadela commune CoA (~1990)] image by Sérgio Horta,

The coat of arms was quartered of Gules and Sable, a jester head Or and Our Lady of Remedies (?) dressed Gules and crowned Sable, anolive tree eradicated Argent and leaved Vert, a cogwheel Or and over all a base wavy Azure. These previous arms, used in the late 1990ies, could not be approved by the heraldic authority (CHAAP), due to divisions of the shield (considered as marshalling) banned by the applicable law. Traces of its use are still visible in loc.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2009


Presentation of Bobadela

Bobadela Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 8839 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2015


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