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Romeira e Várzea United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2024-07-06 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: romeira(santarem) | varzea(santarem) | staff | cross(templar) | wheat(ear) | olive(branch) | base(wavy) | bridge | crescent | millwheel |
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União das Freguesias de Romeira e Várzea, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém


[Romeira e Várzea united commune flag] 2:3, image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 June 2024
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Romeira e Várzea United Commune

Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: Sérgio Horta´s webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 June 2024

Coat of Arms


[ commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, an olive tree eadicated Vert fruited Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case serifed letters "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE ROMEIRO E VÁRZEA".
Source: Sérgio Horta´s webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 June 2024

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 20 January 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 June 2024

Presentation of Romeira e Várzea

Romeira is one of the communes of Santarém Municipality, created by the 2013 mergers; it had 2450 inhabitants in 2021 and covered 32,5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 June 2024


Former Romeira Commune (until 2013)

Flag

[Romeira commune (-2013)] 2:3, image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of purple and white.
Source: Sérgio Horta´s webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, in centre two wavy staffs Purpure crossed saltirishly, in dexter and sinister quarter three wheat ears Vert tied Gules, in chief quarter a cross patty rounded Gules, in base quarter three olive branches Vert fruited Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "ROMEIRA - SANTARÉM".
Meaning:
The wavy staffs are used for for reaping the olives, together with the base quarter they allude to the local importance of cultivating olives. The wheat ears are stressing the importance of grain. The cross is those of the Templars and is also a decoration of the so called "estela funerária", being located in the local parish church. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Source: Hiperglobal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 22 June 1996,
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Romeira

Romeira was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality; it had 788 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 11,3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Former Várzea Commune (until 2013)

Flag

[Várzea commune (-2013)] 2:3, image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: Sérgio Horta´s webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of Arms

[Várzea commune CoA (-2013)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Shield Vert with a base wavy of Argent and Azure, a bridge Argent issuant masoned black, above at dexter a mill wheel roped Or and rigged Argent, at sinister a watermill #s wheel Or, in chief a lying crescent Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "VÁRZEA - SANTARÉM".
Meaning:
The crescent is an attribute of Our Lady of Conception, the local patron saint. The millwheels are symbolising the rural character of the commune. The base wavy is representing the banks of Vilgateira and the Pau River as well. The green colour is symbolising the riches of the fields. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Source: Hiperglobal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 21 November 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Várzea

Várzea Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality; it had 1814 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 21,1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


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