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São João Baptista Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São João Baptista, Concelho de Entroncamento, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-06-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São João Baptista(Entronxamneto) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, in chief two railway profiles Argent ordered per fess and fixed by tirefonds Or, in base a Paschal Lamb Argent nimbed Or and holding a white labarum charged with a throughout cross Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SÃO JOÃO BAPTISTA - ENTRONCAMENTO"
Meaning:
The Paschal Lamb is the attribute of St. John the Baptist, the local patron saint. The railway profile is alluding to the important railway junction placed in Encontramento and had already been in the arms of former Entroncamento Commune.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 8 February 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015


Old Flag (2003-2007)

[São João Baptista commune (2003-2007)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, scroll by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015

Before the commune got a new flag, the old flag was kept but the inscription of the scroll was modified to "SÃO JOÃO BAPTISTA - ENTRONCAMENTO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015


Former Entroncamento Commune (-2003)

[Entroncamento commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Nov 2007

It is a typical portuguese commnal flag, with the coat of arms centred on plain yellow background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Nov 2007

Coat of arms

[Entroncamento commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Nov 2007

The arms are Azure a rail profile Argent tied by two bolts Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (borough rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DO ENTRONCAMENTO".
Meaning:
The railroad symbolism referred to for the flag and arms of the municipality are also present in the communal arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Nov 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 October 1997
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Nov 2007


Presentation of São João Baptista

São João Baptista Commune is one of the two communes of Entroncamento Municipality (q.v.); it had 7585 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2015

Entroncamento Commune was the only one in Entroncamento municipality (q.v.). It was renamed into São João Baptista in August 2003, and in 2004 the part north of the railway line Lisboa - Porto was separated and became an independent commune, called Nossa Senhora de Fátima.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Nov 2007


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