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Santiago de Cassurrães e Póvoa de Cervães United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2017-03-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Santiago de Cassurrães e Póvoa de Cervães, Concelho de Mangualde, Distrito de Viseu


[Santiago de Cassurrães e Póvoa de Cervães united commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert; divided by a bar wavy Argent, charged with a barrulet wavy Azure; in chief a scallop Or flanked by two stags forcene respectant Argent with antlers Or, in base a 5-point star Or, surrounded in base by an eradicated rosemary bush Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE SANTIAGO DE CASSURÃES E PÓVOA DE CERVÃES".
Meaning:
Scallop and bush are representing former Santiago de Cassurrães commune, star and antlers former Póvoa de Cervães commune, the fess wavy is a connecting element.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017


Presentation of Santiago de Cassurrãese Póvoa de Cervães United Commune

Santiago de Cassurrãese Póvoa de Cervães United Commune is one of the 12 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 1414 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 30.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017


Former Santiago de Cassurrães commune (until 2013)

[Santiago de Cassurrães commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: Mangualde municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert; divided by a fess wavy Argent, charged with two barrulets wavy Azure; in chief a scallop Or, in base an eradicated rosemary bush Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "SANTIAGO DE CASSURRÃES".
Meaning:
The scallop is an attribute of São Tiago, local patron saint and name giver of the commune.
Sources: Mangualde municipal webpage and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 January 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017


Presentation of Santiago de Cassurrães

Santiago de Cassurrães Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 1226 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 22.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017


Former Póvoa de Cervães commune (until 2013)

[Póvoa de Cervães commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Mar 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, in chief a 5-point star Or, flanked by two stags forcene respectant Argent with antlers Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PÓVOA DE CERVÃES".
Meaning:
The name is derived from "popula" and "Villa Servandici", the former meaning "settlement" (Port.: "póvoa"), the latter meaning "estate of Servando". The local tradition had however an other explanation. It is told that there had been hermitage in the local forests, related to Our Lady of Cerv„es, which became Our Lady of Cervas (= Our Lady of the Hinds). Although being stags, the deer and the star seem to allude to St. Mary.
Source: Mangualde municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 21 October 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017


Presentation of Póvoa de Cervães

Póvoa de Cervães Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mangualde Municipality; it had 188 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2017


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