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Ferreira do Zêzere Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Ferreira do Zêzere, Distrito de Santarém

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[Ferreira do Zêzere municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 19 July 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quarterly (meaning town rank) of red and yellow..
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 July 1999

Coat of arms

[Ferreira do Zêzere municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The coat of arms is argent on a fess sable three ears of wheat, in dexter chief a “templar” cross, in sinister chief a Christ Knight’s Order cross, in base a wavy fess azure. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE FERREIRA DO ZÊZERE".
"Ferreira" relates to a blacksmith or to his shop (not refered on the coat of arms), "do" means "of the", and "Zêzere" is the name of a river (largest tributary of the Tagus on portuguese territory), depicted on the coat of arms by a wavy fess. The other charges refer to the local importance of wheat and to the Orders Templar and of Christ’s Knights.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 July 1999

António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

[Ferreira do Zêzere municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Ferreira do Zêzere

Ferreira do Zêzere municipality had 9650 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 9 communes, covering 189 km2. It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo. António Martins, 19 Jul 1999

António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 July 1999

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