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3:5 image by Dirk Schönberger and António Martins, 11 February 2006
City of Ħal Qormi received her charter from Grand Master
Pinto (1743) and its flag was influenced by the arms of the Grand Master. Source: Strickland 1999 [str99].
Ivan Sache, 28 February 2000
Blazon: Argent, five crescents in saltire Gules. These are the Pinto arms, a Portuguese noble lineage, one of whom was a Grand Master of the Malta Order.
António Martins, 1 March 2000 and 11 February 2006
Citta Pinto: Ħal Qormi: This medieval village was raised to cityhood by
Grandmaster Prince Manuel Pinto de Fonseca, who also founded the local
Christopher Vella, 15 May 2004