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Santo Quintino Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia do Santo Quintino, Concelho de Sobral de Monte Agraço, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-08-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santo Quintino commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Feb 2008
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Feb 2008

Coat of arms

[Santo Quintino commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Feb 2008

The arms are Azure two nails Argent set per saltire pointing downwards and in chief an ancient crown, i.e. a coronet, Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTO QUINTINO".
The arms are canting, as one of the relics of St. Quentin are the nails used in his martyrdom (which are not among his hagiographic attributes, according to this webpage<>). St. Quentin is one of the patrons of this commune, where a 14th century shrine exists, but the spelling used in the toponym is atypical: in Portuguese, saint names starting with consonant are styled "São", not "Santo", which is used only in names starting with a vowel.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Feb 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 1998.12.22.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Feb 2008

Presentation of Santo Quintino

Santo Quintino Commune is one of the three communes of the Sobral de Monte Agraço municipality (q.v.). This commune had 3432 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 28,88 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Feb 2008

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