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Ponte de Sor Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Ponte de Sor, Distrito de Portalegre

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ponte de Sor municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 3 Aug 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a gyronny (meaning city rank) of yellow and black field.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

Coat of arms

[Ponte de Sor municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Or, a 5-arched bridge Argent, masoned Sable, over a base wavy of Azure and Argent, in chief two cork oaks Vert fruited Or. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "PONTE DE SOR".
"Ponte de" means "bridge of", which is depicted on the coat of arms; Sor is the local river, a tributary of the Tejo, represented by the base wavy.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 04 December 1986
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

Version without Coat of Arms

[ municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Plain (monocoloured) Portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Ponte de Sor

Ponte de Sor municipality had 17 620 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 6 communes, covering 839 km². It belongs to the Portalegre District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999

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