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São Pedro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Pedro, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Pedro (Ponta Delgada) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and yellow.
Source: municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Vert, a pair of keys, crossed per saltire, the bendy one Or and the sinister bendy one Argent, in chief a goshawk Argent, charged with an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PONTA DELGADA - S. PEDRO".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The quina is a national symbol. The base with green waves is representing the Atlantic Ocean. The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter, name giver of the commune.
Source: this webpage.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 22 June 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2017

Presentation of São Pedro

São Pedro Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 7942 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jan 2017

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