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São Jorge Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Jorge,Concelho de Santana, Madeira

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[São Jorge (Santana) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Aug 2009
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow background (commune rank) .

Coat of arms

[ commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Azure a depiction of Saint George Proper armoured Argent mantled Gules nimbed Or, riding a horse Argent saddled, bridled and mantled Gules, St. George slaying by a spear Argent a dragon Or armed, langued and eyed Gules. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SÃO JORGE - SANTANA".
São Jorge is Saint George and refers to the conterminous Catholic parish patron and name. The arms are canting, showing the saint as usual.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Aug 2009

Flag adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : III Série in 1993.09.09.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Aug 2009

Presentation of São Jorge

São Jorge Commune is one of the 6 communes of Santana Municipality (q.v.); it had 1610 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 18,30 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Aug 2009

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