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Olmos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Olmos, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-05-03 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: olmos | olive(twig) | bridge | fountain(heraldic) |
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[Olmos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Apr 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: this photo, displaying a scroll in Bénard Guedes style.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

[Olmos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Apr 2016

Shield Or, three olive twigs Vert fruited Sable in pale and set one and two, issuant from base an one-arched bridge Sable masoned Argent over a heraldic fountain. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "OLMOS".
"Olmos" is a slightly archaic synonym for "ulmeiros", which means "elms"; the arms are not canting, paying tribute to a completely different tree.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2016

Flag and arms approved by the communal parliament on 25 June 2011, published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 19 July 2011
Source: Diário da República
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2016

Presentation of Olmos

Olmos Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 346 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 18.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2016

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