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Santo Estêvão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santo Estêvão, Concelho de Benavente, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-05-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santo Estêvão (Benavente) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a cross fleury Vert flanked by two storks vigilant affronty Sable armed Gules, in chief a fessy palm leaf Vert, in base three scallops Azure ordered 1:2. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTO ESTÊVÃO - BENAVENTE".
The palm leaf is an attribute of St. Steven, local patron saint and name giver of the commune. The cross is symbolizing a base of the Avis order in this commune in the past. The storks are representing the local fauna, the scallops the nature protection area of Estuário do Tejo.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Presentation of Santo Estêvão

Santo Estêvão Commune is one of the four communes of the Benavente municipality (q.v.); it had 1997 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 62.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

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