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Tomar Municipality (Portugal)

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Tomar municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 2001
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of red and black. The coat of arms is or, on a mound vert charged with a wavy fess argent semy of waves azure, a tower argent masoned sable between two crosses gules: “templar”, dexter, and Christ’s Knights, sinister. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "TOMAR".
António Martins, 08 Aug 1999

Publish on Diário do Governo (the official journal), on 20/06/1960: Or field, on a mound vert charged with a wavy fess argent semy of waves azure, a sable double tower (?), opened and iluminated (?) argent, between a gules cross of the Order of The Templars (cross patté) and a gules cross of the Order of Christ. Argent 5 towers mural crown. White scroll with "TOMAR" in upper case black letters. Flag — black over red gyronny
Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 2001

Arms detail

Tomar municipal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 2001

In this particular coat of arms the Christ’s Knights Order cross is not voided argent as usual, but voided of the field (or). Tomar, by the way, has an exceptionally important place in these orders’ (Portuguese Templar and Christ’s Knights Order) history.
António Martins, 08 Aug 1999


Presentation of Tomar

Tomar municipality had 42 840 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 16 communes, covering 350 km2. It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins, 08 Aug 1999


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