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Santa Maria de Marvão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Santa Maria de Marvão, Concelho de Marvão, Distrito de Portalegre

Last modified: 2014-07-26 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: santa maria de marvao | triple mount | eagle(golden) | chestnut(branch) | star(5-point) |
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[Santa Maria de Marvão commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2014
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About the Flag

It is a slightly untypical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on yellow and red quartered background (usually meaning town rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2014

Coat of arms

The arms are Azure in base a triple mount Argent charged with a branch of chestnut Proper, above two eagles Or combatant, in central chief a 5-point star Argent. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTA MARIA DE MARVÃO".
Mountains, eagles and chestnut probably refer to nature and landscape, the star is an attribute of St. Mary. Santa Maria is located in the walled city and the "capital" of Marvão Municipality.
Source: I spotted this flag in the town hall in Santa Maria de Marvão on 2 October 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2014

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