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Castanheiro do Sul Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Castanheiro do Sul, Concelho de São João da Pesqueira, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2017-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Castanheiro do Sul commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Feb 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and blue.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, an eradicated chestnut tree Argent leaved Or and fruited Vert, in chief a Marian crown Or, flanked by two grapevines Or leaved Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CASTANHEIRO DO SUL".
The chestnut tree (Port.: castanheiro) is a canting element. The crown is alluding to Our Lady of Assumption, the local patron saint.
Sources: this webpage and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Feb 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 July 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Feb 2017

Presentation of Castanheiro do Sul

Castanheiro do Sul Commune is one of the 11 communes of São João da Pesqueira Municipality; it had 439 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 21.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Feb 2017

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