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Pilar da Bretanha Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Pilar da Bretanha, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pilar da Bretanha commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017
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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.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with bordure of ermines, a Holy Spirit's crown Argent, issuant from base a column Or, in chief a goshawk Sable, armed Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PILAR DA BRETANHA". Please note that description within source given below doesn't match the image!!!
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Azores. The column (Port.: pilar) is a canting element. The ermines are taken from the arms of Brittany (Port.: Bretanha). I don't know, whether there are historical relations to that region.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

Assessment by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses(CHAAP) made on 16 September 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

Presentation of Pilar da Bretanha

Pilar da Bretanha Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 624 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2017

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