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Lousada Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-10-28 by antónio martins
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Lousada municipality
image by António Martins, 06 Sep 2003
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background quarterly (meaning town rank) of purple and yellow. The coat of arms is sable three corn ears or lined sable leaved vert and tied gules on a bordure argent eight grape bunches purple lined sable and leaved vert. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE LOUSADA".
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

The toponym has to do with slate (lousa, in portuguese) but there is no trace of it on the arms.
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

Presentation of Lousada

Lousada municipality had 44 598 inhabitants in 2000 (43 940 in 1990), and it is divided in 26 communes, covering 101 km². It belongs to the Porto District and to the old province of Douro Litoral.
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003

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