This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Gançaria Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Gançaria, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: gancaria | rose | pitcher | pallet(indented) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Gançaria commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015
See also:

About the Flag

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

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, in chief a heraldic rose Or seeded Azure stemmed and barbed Argent, in base a pitcher Argent, the whole between two pallets Argent both indented outside. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "GANÇARIA".
The rose is an attribute of our Lady of Welfare, the local patron saint. The pitcher is representing the local pottery industries till the end of the 20th century. The pallets indented (shaped like saw blades) are symbolizing the local wood processing industries. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 7 March 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Gançaria

Gançaria Commune is one of the 18 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 514 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.74 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

back to Santarém Communes click here