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Santa Cruz Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santa Cruz ,Concelho de Santa Cruz, Madeira

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[Santa Cruz (Madeira) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2012
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white background (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Dec 2010

Coat of arms

[Santa Cruz (Madeira) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Dec 2010


The arms are Vert an aeroplane's propeller Argent and in chief an imperial globe (orb) Or garnished Gules and in base two barrulets wavy Argent. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DE SANTA CRUZ".
"_Santa cruz_" means "holy cross" in Portuguese, the orb may be canting. And the propeller symbolizes the local Madeira Airport (IATA: FNC, ICAO: LPMA). The wavy pattern of green and white stands for the sea, as usual in (Portuguese) heraldry.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Dec 2010 / 6 Mar 2012

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : III Série in 2005.08.02.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Dec 2010

Presentation of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Commune is one of the 5 communes of the synonym municipality (q.v.); it had 6070 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 28,10 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Dec 2010

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