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São Roque Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Roque, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Roque commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Vert and Argent, issuant from base a rock Sable, in chief a royal crown Gules gemmed Or, flanked by two green discs. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ROSTO DO CÃO - S. ROQUE".
The base with green waves is representing the Atlantic Ocean. The rock is a depiction of Ilhéu de Rosto de Cão, a tiny volcanic islet South of St.Miguel Island. Its highest elevation is about 35 metres.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 8 May 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

Presentation of São Roque

São Roque Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 4932 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

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