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Almeirim Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-09-30 by antónio martins
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Almeirim municipality
image by Jorge Candeias, 10 Jun 1998 and 16 Jul 2004
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About the flag

The flag is a gyronny of purple over dark yellow (in my sources; plain yellow most likely in the official text) with a typical coat of arms in the centre. The coat of arms has a 5-towered mural crown, a scroll reading "CIDADE DE ALMEIRIM" and a very busy shield. This is vertically divided in 3 equal stripes of gold black and gold, the golden stripes are charged with purple grapes above and below a red horn (similar to the ones usually associated with post services), and the black stripe is charged with something in gold I can’t identify above, charged with a quina, a golden heraldic eagle in the center and 3 wavy lines in silver-blue-silver below.
Jorge Candeias, 10 Jun 1998

Arms detail

Almeirim municipal arms
image by Jorge Candeias, 12 Jul 1998

Trying to guess the meaning of the charges, I’d say that the wavy lines stand for the river, the grapes for the fertility of the fields and the main culture there, the horns may reflect one of the origins of the city.
Jorge Candeias, 10 Jun 1998

Presentation of Almeirim

Almeirim is a city that belongs to the district of Santarém, old province of Ribatejo, future eventual region of Ribatejo e Oeste. It is very near Santarém, 7 km across the river Tejo and a few fields in a fertile area. The municipality has 222 km2 and over 21 000 inhabitants (21 778 as of 2000, census data) in only 4 communes.
Jorge Candeias, 10 Jun 1998

Other flags

Banda Marcial de Almeirim
local marching band

B.M.A. flag
image by António Martins, 16 Jul 2004

At the home page of Banda Marcial de Almeirim, a portuguese marching band of Almeirim city, its flag shows in two on line photos:

António Martins, 16 Jul 2004

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