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Sertã Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sertã, Concelho de Sertã, Distrito de Castelo Branco

Last modified: 2018-03-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sertã commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two eradicated pine trees Vert fruited Sable, in chief a frying pan Sable charged with six bezants ordered 3:3. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DA SERTÃ".
The rectangular frying pan (Port.: sertã) is a canting element and can also be found in the municipal arms. It refers to a legend. Acc. to the legend the settlement was founded in 74 BC by Quintus Sertorius, leader of the Celtic tribe of the Lusitanians. During a Roman attack the commander of the castle had been killed, but the Roman invaders were ejected by the courage of his consort Celinda, who poured a pan filled with hot oil over their heads.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 October 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2018

Presentation of Sertã

Sertã Commune is one of the ten communes of Sertã Municipality; it had 6196 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 81.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2018

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