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Santo António dos Olivais Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santo António dos Olivais, Concelho de Coimbra, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2014-08-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santo António dos Olivais commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 July 2014
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain dark yellowfield (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 July 2014

Coat of arms

[Santo António dos Olivais commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Feb 2007

The arms are Azure a cross Or with three acorns of the Same at each arm in central chief, flanked by two olive trees Argent fruited Or on both sides of the nombril point. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTO ANT ÓNIO DOS OLIVAIS"
The arms are canting, because the acorn cross is representing St. Anthony of Lisbon and the olive trees stand for themselves.
Source: I spotted this flag on 27 September 2013 in the town hall of Coimbra.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 July 2014

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 May 2004, published in Diário da República: III Série.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 July 2014

Presentation of Santo António dos Olivais

Santo António dos Olivais is one of the 31 communes of Coimbra Municipality (q.v.); it had 38 936 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 19,27 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 July 2014

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