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Santo António de Charneca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santo António de Charneca, Concelho de Barreiro, Distrito de Setúbal

Last modified: 2015-05-02 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sto. antonio de charneca | chevron | cross(st.anthony) | grapevines(2) |
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[Santo António de Charneca commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Apr 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

[ commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Argent, a chevron Vert, in chief a grapevine Purple leaved Vert at either side, in base a Greek Cross Gules having three acorns Or capsuled Vert at each bar. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTO ANTÓNIO DA CHARNECA"
The chevron is representing the former gallantry and the many manor houses of the commune, the green colour is symbolizing the rural character and the form a plough's blade. The grapevines are referring to the production of vines, the economic base of the commune. The acorn cross is an attribute of St. Anthony, the local patron saint and name giver of the commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 February 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Presentation of Santo António de Charneca

Santo António de Charneca Commune is one of the four communes of the Barreiro municipality (q.v.); it had 11 536 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

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