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São João da Pesqueira Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de São João da Pesqueira, Distrito de Viseu

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[São João da Pesqueira municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 July 2007
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About the Flag

It is fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered background (town rank), blue and white.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2007

Coat of arms

[São João da Pesqueira municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 10 July 2007

The arms are two fish Azure hooked and lined mouth-to-mouth naiant and counternaiant set in pale and eight fishhooks Gules in orle. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "S. JOÃO DA PESQUEIRA"
These arms are partly canting, for "pesqueira" means something like "fishing place".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : III Série in 1986.08.08, a remarkably late date.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

[São João da Pesqueira municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of São João da Pesqueira

São João da Pesqueira municipality had 8653 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 11 communes covering 267,56 km². It is part of Viseu District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Douro.
São João da Pesqueira is the currently existing settlement in Portugal with the oldest charter, a 1055 rights granting document, issued by Fernando I of Leon and Castile.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 July 2007

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