Municipal Flag - Caldas da Rainha
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member h_raky
N 39° 24.841 W 009° 08.442
29S E 487887 N 4362731
Quick Description: Flag: 4 pieces of yellow and purple
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/23/2010 4:22:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMA6BF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The July 12, 1491 finding the Prince Alfonso, son of D. John II and Queen Leonor riding on the banks of the Tagus, fell from his horse and away promptly rescued by some fishermen, whose home was transported to a network, has died.
Thereafter, all the coats of arms of villages of the Queen, was added to a network and a pelican, currencies D. John II.


This flag has the unusual municipal seal, awarded by Queen Leonor long before normal and standardized the use of municipal coats. It consists of a very elongated shield, surmounted by an open royal crown flanked by a pelican in her piety, the right hand, and a shrimp to the sinister (as the story goes the shrimp was used to transport the body of the son of Leonor, who died in a fall from a horse near a river and that the Queen has adopted as its insignia) and the following charge: Party in the first weapons of Dinis and according to them, marked with a black chief difference in the deep (inside the border)


The first coat of arms of Caldas da Rainha, was the royal shield, the same as the town of Obidos, whose term belonged and which was part of Queen's House Leonor.
Currently the arms of the city are: two parallel white escutcheons. Each of these has five blue shields escutcheons and small cross in five Bezant in quotation marks each. The white escutcheon on the right side it is on top a pair of two-headed eagle emblem of Lancaster. About the coat of purple are thirteen castles of gold arranged in three perpendicular lines containing four and five castles each side of the center located in the range that divides the white escutcheons. The escutcheon is surrounded by purple another white having a network (shrimp) on the right and left side of a pelican feeding her children with their blood. The outer shell has an open crown superimposed.
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