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Santa Bárbara Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santa Bárbara, Concelho de Lourinhã, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santa Bárbara (Lourinhã) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 5 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 blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Vert and Argent, an embattled tower Azure masoned Argent with port and windows of Sable and Or, flanked by six foof tiles Gules ordered paly 3:3. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTA BÁRBARA - LOURINHÃ".
The tower is an attribute of Sta. Barbara, the local patron saint. The roof tiles are symbolizing the local ceramics industry. The base wavy is referring to the Atlantic.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 18 January 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

Presentation of Santa Bárbara

Santa Bárbara Commune is one of the eight communes of the Lourinhã municipality (q.v.); it had 1943 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2015

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