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Alpiarça Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-09-19 by antónio martins
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Alpiarça municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Sep 2007
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a green and black quarterly background (town rank). This flag and arms were adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1936.08.26.
António Martins, 11 Sep 2007

Arms detail

Alpiarça municipal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Sep 2007

The arms are Argent two olive branches Vert fruited Sable tied Gules between two pines Vert fruited Or and trunked and erradicated Sable and in chief a bunch of grapes Purpure leaved and stemmed Vert and on a barrulet wavy Azure in base three fish naiant Argent garnished Sable. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank).
António Martins, 11 Sep 2007

White scroll reading in black upper case letters "Vila de Alpiarça" — according to the law of 1936.08.26, while flags in use have only "Alpiarça".
António Martins, 01 Jun 2006

This coat of arms includes valuable agricultural infomation, but is too busy for my taste (as ar most Portuguese subnationals, unfortunately).
António Martins, 01 Jun 2006


Version without the coat of arms

Alpiarça plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Presentation of Alpiarça

Alpiarça municipality had 8024 inhabitants in 2001, and it consists of one single commune, covering 94,44 km². It is part of Santarém District, traditional province Ribatejo, 1999 ref. adm. region Estremadura e Ribatejo, pre-2002 C.C.R. / NUTS II Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo, and NUTS III Lezíria do Tejo.
António Martins, 11 Sep 2007


Commune flags

Alpiarça Commune

Alpiarça commune
image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Nov 2007

It is a fairly typical portuguese commnal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain green background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 2001.05.21.
António Martins, 23 Nov 2007

Arms detail

Alpiarça communal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Nov 2007

The arms are Argent per fess three bunches of grapes Purpure leafed Vert above a boat Sable emphasized Argent issuant from a campaign Azure wavy charged with a fess Argent wavy and in chief a plough Gules. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Freguesia de Alpiarça".
António Martins, 23 Nov 2007

Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Alpiarça Commune

External links

  • Alpiarça Commune, at Sérgio Horta’s web site
    reported by António Martins, 23 Nov 2007

Alpiarça Commune is the only one in Alpiarça municipality, sharing its geographic and demographic data.
António Martins, 23 Nov 2007


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