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São Pedro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Pedro, Concelho de Manteigas, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2020-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao pedro(manteigas) | base(wavy) | triplemount | keys(crossed) | star(5-point) | watermill(wheel) |
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[São Pedro (Manteigas) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Azure and Argent crowned by a triplemount Or, in chief two keys -the bendy one Argent, the sinister bendy one Or- crossed per saltire flanked by a 5-point star Argent at dexter and a watermill's wheel Or at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "MANTEIGAS - S. PEDRO".
The triplemount and the star (Port.: estrela) are representing the Estrela Mountains. The keys are an attribute of St. Peter, name giver of the commune and local patron saint. The watermill's wheel is symbolizing industry. The base wavy is representing Zêzere River. The riches of water are the foundation of local economy.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 June 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

Presentation of São Pedro

São Pedro Commune is one of the four communes of the Manteigas municipality (q.v.); it had 1446 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 64.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2015

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