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Santarém Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-06-04 by antónio martins
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Santarém municipality
image by André Serranho, 03 Aug 1999
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of red and white. The coat of arms is azure, a castle argent masoned sable with windows and doors gules, charged with Portugal ancien, by a wavy fess argent. Collar of the order of the Tower and Sword. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DE SANTARÉM".
António Martins, 03 Aug 1999

The fess on the coat of arms stands for the Tagus river, and the castle for the Santarém castle, naturally.
António Martins, 03 Aug 1999


Presentation of Santarém

Santarém municipality had 61 980 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 28 communes, covering 559 km2. It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins, 03 Aug 1999


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