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Igreja Nova do Sobral Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Igreja Nova do Sobral, Concelho de Ferreira do Zêzere, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2016-03-10 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: igreja nova do sobral | bend sinister(wavy) | dove(nimbed) | cork oak |
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[Igreja Nova do Sobral commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Mar 2016
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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, 10 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a bend sinister wavy Azure charged with a bendlet sinister Argent, in dexter chief a dove Argent, armed and beaked Or and nimbed Gules, in sinister base a cork oak eradicated Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "IGREJA NOVA DO SOBRAL"
The bend wavy is symbolizing the various local water courses and the soil's fertility. The dove is representing the Holy Spirit, the local patron "saint". The oak is symbolizing the local forests.
Source: Distritos de Portugal
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2016

Assessment about flag and arms made by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses(CHAAP) on 7 August 1991
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2016

Presentation of Igreja Nova do Sobral

Igreja Nova do Sobral Commune is one of the seven communes of Ferreira do Zêzere Municipality; it had 662 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Mar 2016

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