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Santa Cruz Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santa Cruz, Concelho de Praia da Vitória, Açores

Last modified: 2020-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santa Cruz (Terceira)) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure a Latin cross Argent with holder of the same, chief Or charged with a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTA CRUZ - PRAIA DA VITÓRIA".
The Latin cross is canting, the name of the commune means "Holy Cross". The cross in chief is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 29 March 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2015

Presentation of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Commune is one of the 11 communes of the Praia da Vitória municipality (q.v.); it had 6690 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 30.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2015

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