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Pedrógão Grande Municipality (Portugal)

Pedrógão Grande, Distrito de Leiria

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[Pedrógão Grande municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Feb 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a white and black background quarterly (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2007

Coat of arms

[Pedrógão Grande municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Feb 2007

The arms are Azure above a mound Argent enhanced Sable issuant from the base and charged with wavy fess of the field an eagle Argent displayed and looking at a sun Or in center chief. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town status) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Pedrógão Grande". "Pedrógão" is a cognate of "_pedra" (= "stone") and an archaism for "crag", which makes the stony hill issuant from the base on the coat of arms a canting element.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Feb 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : II Série in 1953.05.09.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

[Pedrógão Grande municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Pedrógão Grande

Pedrógão Grande municipality had 4398 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 3 communes covering 128,59 km2. It is part of Leiria District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Litoral, C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, and NUTS III Pinhal Interior Norte.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2007

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