Last modified: 2016-04-24 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sta.maria de lamas | cork(plank) | crown(marian) | cogwheel |
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It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on afield quartered of blue and white.
Shield Argent, two stacks of planks of cork oak Gules lined Sable and fixed Or, set in fess, in chief a Marian crown Azure, in base a cogwheel Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "SANTA MARIA DE LAMAS".
The crown is representing St. Mary of Lamas, name giver of the commune and local patron saint. The stacks are representing the local cork (Port.: cortiça) museum and are reminding on the fact that in the commune vats had been made for the wineries of Porto. The commune is the seat of Associação dos Industriais Exportadores de Cortiça, and Centro Tecnológico da Cortiça. The cogwheel is representing local industries.
Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 October 2004
Santa Maria de Lamas Commune is one of the 14 communes of Santa Maria da Feira Municipality; it had 5073 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.9 km².
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