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Monte da Pedra Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Monte da Pedra, Concelho de Crato, Distrito de Portalegre

Last modified: 2015-05-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Monte da Pedra commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 May 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, in base a mountain issuant Vert charged with a sheep Argent and flanked by two olive branches Vert fruited sable, in central chief a thermal fountain Azure spitting water of the same. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "MONTE DA PEDRA".
The name of the commune means "rocky mountain", in base we have at least a grassy mountain, so I am in doubt, whether this is a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 16 October 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2015

Presentation of Monte da Pedra

Monte da Pedra Commune is one of the four communes of the Crato municipality (q.v.); it had 280 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 60.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2015

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