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Santarém Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2014-08-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santarém 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 gyronny (meaning city rank) of red and white..
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Coat of arms

[Santarém municipality CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2014

The coat of arms is azure, a castle argent masoned sable with windows and doors gules, charged with Portugal ancien, by a fess wavy argent. Collar of the order of the Tower and Sword. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DE SANTARÉM".
The fess on the coat of arms stands for the Tagus river, and the castle for the Santarém castle, naturally.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

Flag and arms approved and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on 15 March 1935
Sérgio Horta, 3 Aug 1999

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Santarém

Santarém municipality had 61 980 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 18 communes (since 2013), covering 559 km². It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

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