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Ílhavo (São Salvador) Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ílhavo (São Salvador), Concelho de Ílhavo, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ílhavo (São Salvador) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 20 Oct 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Oct 2014

Coat of arms

[Ílhavo (São Salvador) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 20 Oct 2014

The shield is Argent, a sailing ship Gules with oars and rudder Or sailing to the dexter over waves Vert and Azure., in central chief an orb purple. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ÍÍLHAVO - S. SALVADOR".
The ship is a Phoenecian warship. The same type of ship is also found in the arms of Ílhavo MunicipalityThough São Salvador is located on the banks of Rio Boco, the green colour (and the ship) suggest a location on the shores of the Atlantic in the past. The orb might be an attribute of the Divine Saviour, the local patron saint, and thus a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Oct 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 2 September 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Oct 2014

Presentation of Ílhavo (São Salvador)

Ílhavo aka São Salvador is one of the four communes of Ílhavo Municipality. It had 16 470 inhabitants and covers 39,00 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Oct 2014

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