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São Cristóvão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Cristóvão, Concelho de Montemor-o-Novo, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2016-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Cristóvão commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a paly baton Gules knotted Sable between two wheat sheaves Vert tied Gules in chief. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "S. CRISTÓVÃO - MONTEMOR-O-NOVO".
The baton is an attribute of St. Christopher, the local patron saint. The wheat sheaves are symbolizing agriculture as the predominant business line. The base wavy is symbolizing Ribeira de São Cristóvão.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2016

Presentation of São Cristóvão

São Cristóvão Commune is one of the seven communes of the Montemor-o-Novo municipality (q.v.); it had 540 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 156.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2016

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