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Oliveira de Azeméis Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Distrito de Aveiro

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[Oliveira de Azeméis municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Feb 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a red and white background gyronny (city rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Feb 2007

Coat of arms

[Oliveira de Azeméis municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Feb 2007

The arms are Azure issuant from a castle wall with two towers Argent masoned sable with port and windows Gules an olive tree Proper fruited Or between two Christ Knights' Order crosses in chief. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "OLIVEIRA DE AZEMÉIS". The arms are canting, for "oliveira" is Portuguese for "olive". tree".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Feb 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1985.02.13 (a remarkably late date, probably due to the upgrade to city status in 1984; the town era flag and arms were perhaps never officialized).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Feb 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Oliveira de Azeméis

Oliveira de Azeméis municipality had 71 234 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 12 communes covering 163,41 km². It is part of Aveiro District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Litoral, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Entre Douro e Vouga.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Feb 2007

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