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Pombalinho Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Pombalinho, Concelho da Golegã, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pombalinho commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2015
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About the Flag

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

Coat of arms

Shield vert divided by a saltire chequered of Gules and Or, in chief quarter a grapevine Argent leaved Or, in base a linen distaff Argent, in flanks a dove Argent each facing one another. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "POMBALINHO - GOLEGÃ".
The saltire is representing the Holy Cross as local patron "saint" and a Roman pavement consisting of parallelpipeds (that's a cuboid having parallelograms instead of rectangles), it also appears in the arms of the barons of Pombalinho. The doves are canting elements. The grapevine is symbolizing viticulture, the distaff the production of linen. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture. Draft designed by Tecnofiscal Company.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on on 25 June 1996 (former flag)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2015

Presentation of

Commune is one of the three communes of Golegã Municipality (q.v.); it had inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2015

Former Flag (1996-2013)

[Pombalinho commune (1996-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Feb 2015

It was the same flag like the current one, but the scroll had the inscription: "POMBALINHO - SANTARÉM". The commune in 2013 had been transferred from Santarém Municipality to Golegã Municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2015

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