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Amadora Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2001-08-16 by antonio martins
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[Amadora municipality]
by Jorge Candeias, 14 Jul 1999
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About the flag

It’s flag is a typical gyronny of green over white with one of the ugliest coats of amrs in portuguese municipal heraldry, in my humble opinion. It includes a 5-towered mural crown (with an unusual shape; all my sources present it this way, so I guess it’s the way it is used), and a scroll (also unusual) that reads "CIDADE DA AMADORA". The shield is green, has in chef a yellowish airplane propeller and a silver windsock, then an aqueduct and below a weird bush also in that yellowish colour of the propeller, with fruits with something red within
Jorge Candeias, 25 Jul 1998

I cannot see which important (or not) airfield is located in this municipality, but the arches are the famous Free Waters Aqueduct (Aqueduto das Águas Livres), which brings water from Sintra hills to Lisbon, streching some 30 km through these three municipalities. It was finished in the 1770ies and includes the largest masonry only arch ever built, located in the Campolide commune — local coat of arms also displays the aqueduct (like others along its way).
António Martins, 20 Sep 1998


Version without the coat of arms

[Amadora plain flag]
by Jorge Candeias, 14 Jul 1999

Green and white gyronny.
Jorge Candeias, 14 Jul 1999


Presentation of Amadora

Amadora is a dormitory city of Lisbon, one of the smallest portuguese municipalities (24 sq. km), and one of the most populated (187 000 inh. in 8 communes). It is placed to the northwest of Lisbon, in it’s district and in the old province of Estremadura, future Lisboa-e-Setúbal region. This municipality is the most recent portuguese municipality.
Jorge Candeias, 25 Jul 1998

If I recall correctly, the municipalities Amadora (dettached from Oeiras) and Vendas Novas (dettached from Montemor-o-Novo) were created in 1982. Then the creation of new municipalities was “frozen” untill the long awaited setting of the upper lever (new) administrative regions and new municipalities were created only in 1998 (Vizela and Odivelas).
António Martins, 20 Sep 1998 and 06 Aug 2001





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