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São Roque do Pico Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-12-03 by antónio martins
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São Roque do Pico municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Oct 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain green background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1940.06.01.
António Martins, 31 Oct 2007

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Coat of arms

São Roque do Pico municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Oct 2007

The arms are Argent two bunches of grapes purpure leaved and stemmed Vert and on a campaign wavy a spermwhale Sable emphasized Or and in chief a goshawk Proper holding an escutcheon Azure charged with five plates Argent set in saltire. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "São Roque do Pico".
António Martins, 31 Oct 2007

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Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

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Presentation of São Roque do Pico

São Roque do Pico municipality had 3629 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 5 communes covering 144,31 km², taking up the central-northeastern portion of Peak Island (Pico). It is part of Azores Region (also a NUTS II and traditional province), former Horta District.
António Martins, 31 Oct 2007

"São Roque do pico" means "Saint Roch of the peak", the latter for the municipality location; no hints of either in the arms, which refer to the local importance of wine and whaling.
António Martins, 31 Oct 2007


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