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Santa Maria Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santa Maria, Concelho de Manteigas, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2015-11-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santa Maria (Manteigas) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Azure and Argent crowned by a three peaks Or, charged with a sheep passant Sable, in chief a 5-point star Argent flanked by two paly spears Or shafted Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTA MARIA - MANTEIGAS".
The star probably is an attribute of St. Mary, name giver of the commune and as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 February 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Presentation of Santa Maria

Santa Maria Commune is one of the four communes of the Manteigas municipality (q.v.); it had 1418 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 24.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

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