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Vila Nova de Santo André Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Nova de Santo André (Santo André), Concelho de Santiago do Cacém, D

Last modified: 2015-11-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[(Vila Nova de) Santo André commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Feb 1999
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Jorge Candeias, 6 Feb 1998

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two branches Vert of orange tree, fruited Tawny, crossed per saltire , in central chief a black crow.Three-towered mural crown Argent and white scroll with black lettering, in capitals, reading "SANTO ANDRÉ- SANTIAGO DO CACÉM".
The order per saltire (St. Andrew’s cross) is alluding to the local patron saint and name giver
Jorge Candeias, 6 Feb 1998

editorial note: As the commune meanwhile had been upgraded to a city, so probably the flag displayed here isn't up to date, but I have no further flag information yet.

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 23 November 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2015

Presentation of Vila Nova de Santo André

Vila Nova de Santo André Commune is one of the eight communes of the Santiago do Cacém municipality (q.v.); it had inhabitants in 2011 and covers  km². The commune was upgraded to a town in 1991 and to a city in 2003, was renamed to "Vila Nova de Santo André" probably after 2007.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2015

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