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Santa Catarina Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santa Catarina, Concelho de Caldas da Rainha, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2015-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sta. catarina(caldas da rainha) | wheel(bladed) | scimitar | pen | shrimp-catcher | apple | pear |
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[Santa Catarina commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a spoked wheel Or bladed Argent flanked by a scimitar Argent hilted Or at dexter and a pen Argent at sinister, in chief a shrimp-catcher Or flanked by an apple of the same at dexter and a pear of the same at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VILA DE SANTA CATARINA".
The bladed wheel is an attribute of St. Catherine, her instrument of torture. The shrimp-catcher is taken from the personal arms of leonore of Viseu, who promoted the region around caldas da rainha in the past.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 December 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2015

Presentation of Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina Commune is one of the 12 communes of the Caldas da Rainha municipality (q.v.); it had 3029 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 20.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2015

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