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Santo António da Serra Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santo António da Serra, Concelho do Machico, Madeira

Last modified: 2015-09-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santo António da Serra (Machico) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Mar 2012
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue background (village rank).
Source: municipal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : III Série in 2005.04.01
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2010

Coat of arms

[Santo António da Serra (Machico) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Dec 2010

The arms are Argent on a mound Vert issuant from the base a pall wavy Argent and in chief a couped Greek cross Azure with 12 acorns Vert cupped Sable, , three at either end of the cross. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTO ANTÓNIO DA SERRA - MACHICO".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2010

Presentation of Santo António da Serra

Santo António da Serra is one of the 5 communes of Machico Municipality (q.v.); it had 1335 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 8,62 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2010

In the early 16th century the first inhabitants in Santo António da Serra settled down for good. In the 17th century it became an independent commune and was part of Machico municipality. From 1836 to 1848 the commune of Água da Serra was incorporated into Santo António da Serra. In 1852 a few settlement cores of the municipality were divested to the municipality of Santa Cruz. Due to discontentedness of the aggrieved parties the border between both municipalities was modified and fixed in 1862. Since then there are two communes having the same name with the municipality's name as appendix.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2014

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