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Abrantes Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2014-06-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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Abrantes municipality
image by Jorge Candeias, 08 Jul 1999
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About the flag

The flag is a gyronny in dark blue and dark yellow, with the municipality’s arms at the centre. These consist of a silver mural crown with five towers at the top, a blue shield in the middle and a white scroll below with the name of the city in black. In the shield there is an 8-pointed white star, four yellow “thingies” that I don’t really know what they are (could be fleurs-de-lis from the napoleonic invasions. At some time, Abrantes was the headquarters of french troops; Or it can be some agricultural product), and 4 black waterbirds..
Jorge Candeias, 25 Aug 1997

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Version without the coat of arms

Abrantes plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Gyronny of yellow (gold) and (dark) blue.
Jorge Candeias, 08 Jul 1999

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Presentation of Abrantes

This is alfabetically the first municipality in Portugal. Abrantes is a city that belongs to the district of Santarém and ancient province of Ribatejo. It is located on the right bank of the Tejo river, very close to the geographic centre of Portugal. Main economic resources (as far as I know) are agriculture and transforming industry.
Jorge Candeias, 25 Aug 1997

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Commune flags

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Pego Commune

Pego commune
image by Sérgio Horta, 18 May 2008

It is a fairly typical portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain yellow background. The banner should have golden and blue tassels and cord, and golden pole and spear finial. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 2002.06.18.
António Martins, 18 May 2008

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Arms detail

Pego communal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 09 Jun 2008

The arms are Azure a house Argent open Vert and covered Gules and in chief two olive branches in inverted chevron and on a base wavy Argent two barrulets Azure wavy. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Pego - Abrantes". Original blazon:

Armas - Escudo de azul, com casa térrea de prata, aberta de verde e coberta de vermelho; em chefe, ramo de oliveira de ouro, frutado do mesmo; campanha de burelas ondadas de prata e azul. Coroa mural de prata de três torres. Listel branco, com a legenda a negro: "PEGO - ABRANTES". Bandeira - De amarelo, cordões e borlas de ouro e azul. Haste e lança de ouro.
António Martins, 18 May 2008

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Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

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Presentation of Pego

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Pego Commune is one of the 19 communes of Abrantes Municipality; it had 2570 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 36,08 km².
António Martins, 18 May 2008


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