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Olalhas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Olalhas, Concelho de Tomar, Distrito de Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-07-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Olalhas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 July 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 white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent parted per bar wavy Azure, in chief a dove Purpure, in base a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent; bordure Vert charged with six pine cones Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "OLALHAS".
The dove is representing the Holy Spirit, though Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is the local patron saint. The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 July 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 July 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Presentation of Olalhas

Olalhas Commune is one of the 11 communes of the Tomar municipality (q.v.); it had 1415 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 34.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 July 2015

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