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Vila de São Sebastião Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila de São Sebastião, Concelho de Angra do Heroísmo, Açores

Last modified: 2015-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila de São Sebastião commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Oct 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

Shield barry wavy of 11 from chief to base: Argent-Vert-Argent-Vert-Argent-Azure-Argent-Vert-Argent-Vert-Argent, in base a bunch of three arrows Sable (bendy, paly,sinister bendy) tied Or, in central chief a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA DE S. SEBASTIÃO".
The waves due to the colours green and blue are alluding to the mouth of a local creek or river being discharged into the Atlantic. The arrows are an attribute of St. Sebastian, name giver and local patron saint of the commune. The cross is alluding to the Knights' Order of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 8 October 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2015

Presentation of Vila de São Sebastião

Vila de São Sebastião Commune is one of the 19 communes of the Angra do Heroísmo municipality (q.v.); it had 2096 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 24.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2015

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