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São Martinho da Gândara Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Martinho da Gândara, Concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Distrito de Av

Last modified: 2018-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Martinho da Gândara commune] 2:3 image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018
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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 white and green.
Source: communal heraldry page
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, semy of corn cobs Or, a crozier and a staff topped by an episcopal cross in saltire, both Argent and superimposed by a mitre Argent ornamented Gules. Mural crown Argent with three (village rank) visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "S. MARTINHO DA GÂNDARA".
The green background colour is referring to the extended fields of corn in the commune, the corn cobs too, but they are also symbolising the main business line. Mitre, staff and crozier are representing the regalia of the bishops (unfortunately not mentioned of what), who celebrate tributes to St. Martin, himself a bishop and patron saint of the commune.
Sources: communal heraldry page and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

Flag and arms drafted by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 20 March 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

Presentation of São Martinho da Gândara

São Martinho da Gândara Commune is one of the 12 communes of Oliveira de Azeméis Municipality; it had 1985 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

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