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Olhão Municipality (Portugal)

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Olhão municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Oct 1999
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About the flag

On a green Field, a golden boat With silver sails (this type of boat is Called by the locals a "caique"),on silver and green waves, surmounted by a golden standing lion holding a black broken shekel, 5 silver tower mural crown (denoting that the Municipality capital is a City) and a white scroll with the words in black "CIDADE DE OLHÃO DA RESTAURAÇÃO". Yellow Flag.
Sérgio Horta, 03 Dec 1999

Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Olhão

Olhão is a city in south Portugal belonging to the district of Faro, Algarve region (in fact it distances 10 km east of Faro city). The municipality has 12 682 km2 of area, 5 freguesias (communes) and about 35 000 inhabitants.
Sérgio Horta, 18 Oct 1999

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