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Alcobertas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alcobertas, Concelho de Rio Maior, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-11-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alcobertas commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 3 Nov 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a dolmen Azure topped by a cross of the same, in dexter chief a flagon Vert, in sinister chief a crow's head Sable beaked and eyed Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ALCOBERTAS".
The flagon is an attribute of St. Mary Magdalen, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 June 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

Presentation of Alcobertas

Alcobertas Commune is one of the 14 communes of the Rio Maior municipality (q.v.); it had 1923 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 32.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Nov 2015

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