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Pias Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Pias, Concelho de Serpa, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2015-02-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pias commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 July 2008
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External links:

  • Santana de Cambas, in the Portuguese Wikipedia
    reported by António Martins, 10 July 2008

About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a white and black quarterly divided field (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2008

Coat of arms

[Pias commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 10 July 2008

The arms are Or a belfry Sable masoned and garnished Argent and open Or with bells Gules between two bunches of grapes Purpure leaved Vert and on a base wavy Azure a barrulet wavy Argent. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "PIAS - SERPA".
"Pias" means "(kitchen) sinks" (or even "toilets"), though that is not the actual etymology for this toponym. But thankfully no canting for this one!
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 2001.06.28.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2008

Presentation of Pias

Pias Commune is one of the five communes of the Serpa Municipality; it had 3036 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 163,68 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Feb 2015

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