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Estorãos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Estorãos, Concelho de Ponte de Lima, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-04-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Estorãos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Mar 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Coat of arms


Shield Azure, base wavy of Argent and Azure, crowned by a bridge issuant Argent masoned Sable, in central chief an orb Or garnished Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "ESTORÃOS - PONTE DE LIMA".
The orb is an attribute of Jesus Christ as the Divine Saviour, the local patron saint. The base wavy probably is symbolizing river Estorãos. The bridge is a local Roman bridge crossing the little river.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 September 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Presentation of Estorãos

Estorãos Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 483 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

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