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Lourinhã Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Lourinhã, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lourinhã municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Jan 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Jan 2007

Coat of arms

[Lourinhã municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Gules, between two fleur-d- lis Or a laurel tree Vert garnished Sable and fruited Or and issuant from a base of the same, under a crescent Argent in dexter chief and a sun Or in sinister chief. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DA LOURINHÃ". Meaning:
Laurel trees are the most abundant native species of trees in the area and was already depicted on the oldest arms of the village. The fleur-de-lis are taken from the arms of Dom Jordão, the first benefactor of Lourinhã.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Jan 2007 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série on 5 November 1941

António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Jan 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

[Lourinhã municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Lourinhã

Lourinhã municipality had 23 265 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of eight communescovering 146,06 km². It is part of Lisboa District, traditional province Estremadura, 1999 ref. adm. region Estremadura eRibatejo, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, pre-2002 C.C.R. / NUTS II Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, and NUTS III Oeste. Lourinhã is famous for its dinosaurs.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Jan 2007

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