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Sambade Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sambade, Concelho de Alfândega da Fé, Distrito de Bragança

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[Sambade commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Oct 2008
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2008

Coat of arms

[Sambade commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Oct 2008

The arms are Argent a chestnut tree Vert eradicated of the same and with eight fruits Or open Gules flanked by two open books Or bound Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SAMBADE".
Sérgio Horta’ quotes the local government about the meaning of the arms: It says that the chestnut tree stands for the local importance of chestnut trees and that the books stand for local writers and the local’s erudition….
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2008

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 August 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2008

Presentation of Sambade

Sambade Commune is one of the 12 communes of the Alfândega da Fé municipality (q.v.); it had 2117 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.7 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2008

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