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Espite Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Espite, Concelho de Ourém, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-05-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Espite (Ourém) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 May 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a disc Gules carrying a Paschal Lamb Proper, in base a crescent recumbent Vert partially surroundinga disc Sable, in dexter and in sinister chief a grapevine Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "ESPITE - OURÉM".
The Pascal Lamb is an attribute of St. John the Baptist, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 March 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2015

Presentation of Espite

Espite Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Ourém municipality (q.v.); it had 1104 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 19.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2015

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