Odeceixe

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ODECEIXE

Municipality : Aljezur
District : Faro

Brasão de Odeceixe

Official blazon

Escudo de azul, armação de moinho de negro, vestida e cordoada de ouro; chefe de prata, carregado de uma cruz da Ordem de Santiago, de vermelho, ladeada de dois molhos de espigas de milho, folhadas, de verde; em ponta faixeta ondada de prata, carregada de dois peixes de vermelho. Coroa mural de prata de quatro torres. Listel branco, com a legenda a negro: “ ODECEIXE “.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on August 21, 2003.

The chief shows the cross of the Order of Santiago, as the village historically was a possession of the order. The two corn cobs symbolis ethe agricultural character of the municipality.

The windmill blades are a symbol for the large windmill in the town, a typical landmark. The wavy base symbolises the Odeceixe river as well as the Atlantic Ocean.


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Literature : image provided by Sergio Horta

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