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Lagoa (Algarve) Municipality (Portugal)

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[Lagoa (Algarve) municipality]
by António Martins, 06 Sep 2003
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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 kingʼs head dexter and a moor kingʼs head sinister (which is Algarveʼs heraldic griffe). Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and 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

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]
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, but I'll have to check my sources to know exactly which ones. Everything else remains the same.
Jorge Candeias, 09 Sep 2003