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São Roque Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Roque, Concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2018-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Roque (Oliveira de Azeméis) commune] 2:3 image 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 red.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a saint proper dressed like a pilgrim on the Way of St. James, accompanied in dexter base by a dog sejant proper, blue bordure alternately charged with three shoemaker's hammers Or and three bezants, each one charged with a flame Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and grey scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA DE S. ROQUE".
The saint is St. Roch, patron saint and name giver of the commune, accompanied by his attribute, the dog. (details of his biography see: in this hagiography)
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

Presentation of São Roque

São Roque Commune, also known as Vila Chã de São Roque is one of the 12 communes of Oliveira de Azeméis Municipality; it had 5228 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 June 2018

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