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Monsanto e Idanha-a-Velha United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-08-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Monsanto e Idanha-a-Velha, Concelho de Idanha-a-Nova, Distrito de Castelo Branco


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Former Monsanto commune (until 2013)

[Monsanto (Idanha-a-Nova) commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2014

It is a slightly untypical Portuguese communal flag. The arms are centred on a field quartered of white and green (town rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2014

Coat of arms

[Monsanto (Idanha-a-Nova) commune CoA (-2013)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2014

The arms are green a belfry Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Sable, with roof Or and weathervane Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll in black upper case letters reading "MONSANTO - IDANHA-A-NOVA".
Meaning:
It is the belfry of the local Church of Mercy (Igreja da Misericórdia).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2014

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 18 October 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2016


Presentation of Monsanto

Monsanto was one of the communes of Idanha-a-Nova Municipality. It had 829 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 132.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2014


Former Idanha-a-Velha commune (until 2013)

I couldn't find any flag information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

[Idanha-a-Velha commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Aug 2016

Shield Argent, a fess embattled Gules, masoned Or with port Or, in chief an or orbicular cross Gules at dexter and a cross patty Gules, charged with a Greek cross Argent, at sinister, in base an eradicated fig tree Vert fruited Purpure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "IDANHA-A-VELHA". The crosses are those of the Templars and the Knights of Christ.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 11 February 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2016


Presentation of Idanha-a-Velha

Idanha-a-Velha Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Idanha-a-Nova Municipality; it had 63 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 20.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2016


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