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Amiais de Baixo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Amiais de Baixo, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Amiais de Baixo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Feb 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, in base a bar wavy Argent superimposed by a barrulet wavy Azure beneath an elder tree eradicated Or, accompanied at dexter by a saw blade Argent and an axe Argent crossed per saltire, and at sinister by an anvil Argent. Mural crown with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "AMIAIS DE BAIXO".
The elder tree (Portugues: amieira) is referring to the name and thus a canting element. Saw and axe are symbolizing the production of timber, the anvil is alluding to ancient iron forging. The bar wavy is symbolizing the banks of a local creek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 13 November 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Amiais de Baixo

Amiais de Baixo Commune is one of the 18 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 1833 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

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