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São Pedro da Torre Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Pedro da Torre, Concelho de Valença, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Pedro da Torre commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 May 2010
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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.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 May 2010

Coat of arms

[São Pedro da Torre commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 24 May 2010

The arms are Vert, on a fess wavy argent two barrulets wavy Azure, in chief two keys of Or and Argent in saltire with bendwise Or on top and in base a bunch of grapes Or leaved Argent. Mural crown aArgent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "S. PEDRO DA TORRE".
The toponym means "St. Peter of the tower", the former's attributes, the keys of Heaven, are present on the arms, while the latter, albeit very common in Portuguese local Heraldry, is absent in these arms, thus only partly canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24/25 May 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 31 December 1996
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 May 2010

Presentation of São Pedro da Torre

São Pedro da Torre Commune is one of the 11 communes of Valença Municipality (q.v.); it had 1232 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 4,29 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 May 2010

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