Buy State Flags from Allstate FlagsBuy US flags from Five Star Flags
This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Lagoa (Algarve) Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
Keywords: lagoa (algarve) | coat of arms: tree | almond tree | tree: almond | head: moor | head: king |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

Lagoa (Algarve) municipality
image by António Martins, 22 Jul 2004
See also: Other sites:

About the flag

It is a slightly atypical 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 azure a almond tree in bloom trunked or and flowered argent flanked in chief with a christan king’s head dexter and a moor king’s head sinister (which is Algarve’s heraldic griffe). Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank)
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

After becoming a city, the scroll text is no longer set in two lines, being just the city name. (Thus confusing it with the identically named town in Azores…)
António Martins, 07 Nov 2004

Presentation of Lagoa (Algarve)

Lagoa municipality had 20 453 inhabitants in 2000 (17 140 in 1990), and it is divided in 5 communes, covering 89 km2. It belongs to the Faro District and to the old province of Algarve.
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

Previous flags


Lagoa (Algarve) previous flag
image by António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

Lagoa became a city last year, and it symbols were upgraded accordingly: the arems now has a 5-towered mural crown and the flag background is now a gyronny of yellow and black. Changes are to be expected in the scroll as well; everything else remains the same.
Jorge Candeias, 09 Sep 2003

It had a white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE LAGOA" and in smaller type in a second line bellow (and this is the atypical part) "ALGARVE" — this is done to tell apart this municipality and town from another Lagoa municipality, in São Miguel island, Azores.
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

Commune flags


Estômbar flag
image by Sérgio Horta, 04 Dec 2005

The flag of Estômbar commune, in Lagoa (Algarve) municipality is quartered (town rank) of blue and white, with the communal coat of arms centered on it. Flag and arms officially approved and published in the official journal Diário da República (series III) of 1992.09.11.
António Martins, 04 Dec 2005

Estômbar Commune covers 25,1 km2; I have no idea about the significance of the well in this coat of arms, though I’d bet that the olive branches stand for local olives and olive oil production. The moorish and christian kings’ heads are typical of Algave civic heraldry.
António Martins, 04 Dec 2005

Coat of arms

Estômbar arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 04 Dec 2005

Azure a well argent masoned sable, in dexter chief a Christian King’s head crowned or, and in sinister chief a Moorish King’s head dressed argent, both proper, in the base two olive branches or fruited sable, with their trunks per saltire; mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank); white scroll with "VILA DE ESTOMBAR" (sic!) in black capitals.
António Martins, 04 Dec 2005

Other flags

Grupo Desportivo de Lagoa sport club

G.D.L. flag
image by António Martins, 07 Nov 2004

Apart from the text on the scroll, the main difference is the background division: gyronny in the municipal flag, per saltire in the club flag.
António Martins, 07 Nov 2004