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Santiago Maior Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santiago Maior, Concelho de Castelo de Vide, Distrito de Portalegre

Last modified: 2020-01-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santiago Maior commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2014
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plainyellow background (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2014

Coat of arms

[Santiago Maior commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 June 2008

The arms are Gules an abased, embattled wall Argent masoned Sable above a sinister bendy pilgrim's baton Argent annexed a canteen (=water bottle) Or. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTIAGO MAIOR - CASTELO DE VIDE".
The embattled wall probably is symbolizing the local castle, whilst baton and bottle are attributes of St. James the Elder (Portuguese: Santiago Maior)
Source: I spotted this flag in the local tourist office on 1 October 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2014

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