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Salvaterra de Magos Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Salvaterra de Magos, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2014-08-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Salvaterra de Magos municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 3 Aug 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quarterly (meaning town rank) divided of blue and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

Coat of arms

[Salvaterra de Magos municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Aug 2008

The coat of arms is azure, a bull or, in chief a bunch of grapes proper between two bundles of three wheat ears or each. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE SALVATERRA DE MAGOS".
The coat of arms seems to celebrate the local argriculture and stock breeding successes, with no reference to the quite inspiring toponym: something like "Saved-town of Sorcerors"…
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

Flag(?) and arms were approved on 25 March 1936.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

Version without Coat of Arms

[Salvaterra de Magos municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Salvaterra de Magos

Salvaterra de Magos municipality had 18 690 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in four communes [since 2013], covering 245 km². It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

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