Last modified: 2005-08-26 by antonio martins
Keywords: oliveira de frades | coat of arms: fleur-de-lis | fleur-de-lis (blue) | bee | trumpet | waves: 3 |
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On a gold field, a blue fleur de lys sided by two gold bees, on
the cantons two black trumpets bellow blue-silver blue waves,
four silver tower mural crown and a
white scroll with the words in black "VILA DE
OLIVEIRA DE FRADES". Quartered blue over black flag.
Sérgio Horta, 11 Dec 1999
"Oliveira de frades" means "friars’s olive tree", though
neither can be seen on the arms.
António Martins, 06 Sep 2001
This is a town that belongs to Viseu district
has a 146 sq. km area, 12 freguesias (communes) and about 10 500
Sérgio Horta, 29 Nov 1999
Oliveira de Frades is one of the three portuguese municipalities to
have exclaves (excluding islands), the others being Vila
Real de Santo António (two pieces separated by strip of land bellonging to
Castro Marim, both with coast line) and
Montijo (the main though smaller part has coast
line); no part of Oliveira de Frades has coast line.
António Martins, 30 Oct 2001