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Sampriz Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sampriz, Concelho de Ponte da Barca, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-11-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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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, 24 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a castle Argent with three embattled towers masoned Azure with port and windows of the same, in chief a scallop Or flanked by two swallows volant affronty Proper, in base a grapevine Or leaved Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "SAMPRIZ".
The scallop is an attribute of St. James the Elder, the local patron saint.
Source: Freguesias de Portugal
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 8 March 2002
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Presentation of Sampriz

Sampriz Commune is one of the 17 communes of the Ponte da Barca municipality (q.v.); it had 342 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2015

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