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São Mateus Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Mateus, Concelho de Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Açores

Last modified: 2015-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao mateus(graciosa) | goshawk | cross(christ knights) | corn(cob) | amphora | canteen | bar(wavy) | fish |
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[São Mateus commune CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2015
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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Sable, a bar wavy Vert fimbriated Argent charged with a fish Argent, above a corn cob Or, an amphora Argent and a canteen Argent ordered per fess. In chief a goshawk Or armed Gules holding a cross of the Christ Knights in his claws. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE SÃO MATEUS".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Azores. The green bar wavy is representing the Atlantic.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2015

Presentation of São Mateus

São Mateus Commune, usually called Praia, is one of the four communes of the Santa Cruz da Graciosa municipality (q.v.); it had 837 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2015

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