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Loures Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2001-09-14 by antonio martins
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[Loures municipality]
by André Serranho, 12 Aug 1999
See also: Other sites:
  • Municipal website (page in english), showing the flag.
    reported by Dov Gutterman, 07 Dec 1999

About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of yellow and black. The coat of arms is or, a fountain argent lined sable and playing of the second, bordure rose charged with a garland sable fruited or. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "LOURES".
Antonio Martins, 12 Aug 1999

The official tincture for the bordure is probably purple, or maybe red, but the rosy shade is found in almost all sources. Most actual flags are indeed rosy pink, though some (of apparently more accurate manufacturing, being sewn / embroided, instead of printed) show indeed purple.
Antonio Martins, 12 Aug 1999 and 28 Aug 2001

Presentation of Loures

Loures municipality had 331 150 inhabitants in 1990, and was divided in 5 communes, covering 187 km2. It belongs to the Lisboa District and to the old province of Estremadura. These values were recently quite changed, since the southwastern part of this municipality was dettached to create the new Odivelas Municipality.
Antonio Martins, 12 Aug 1999

Unofficial flags

Municipal logo flag

[Loures unofficial flag]
by Antonio Martins, 12 Aug 1999

This is the logo flag of Loures municipality. It is completely unofficial, as far as I know, but quite used — not instead, but along with the official flag. This logo, remotely based on the official flag, is in use for a very long time, possibly more than 20 years.
Antonio Martins, 12 Aug 1999

Commune flags

Santo António dos Cavaleiros Commune

[Loures commune]
by João Madureira, 07 Oct 1998

The cross with the acorns is the cross of St. Anthony, the patron of the town, and the escutcheon is the arms of the previous noble landlords.
João Madureira, 07 Oct 1998

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