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Escapães Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Escapães, Concelho de Santa Maria da Feira, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-04-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Escapães commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Apr 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a Maltese cross Argent, surrounded by two corn cobs Or in flanks, a mitre Argent garnished Gules with scarves of the Same in chief and a boot Or in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ESCAPÃES".
The cross is alluding to the Knights Order of St. John, the mitre is an attribute of St. Martin (of Braga?), the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Apr 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 November 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Apr 2016

Presentation of Escapães

Escapães Commune is one of the 14 communes of Santa Maria da Feira Municipality; it had 3309 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Apr 2016

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