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Oliveira, São Paio e São Sebastião United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-06-30 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: oliveira do castelo | sao paio(guimaraes) | sao sebastiao(guimaraes) | castle | olive(tree) | church | palm(leaf) | belfry | olive(branch) |
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União das Freguesias de Oliveira, São Paio e São Sebastião, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


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Former Oliveira do Castelo commune (until 2013)

[Oliveira do Castelo commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a castle Argent, masoned Sable with port and windows Gules, in base an eradicated olive tree Or fruited Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "GUIMARÃES - OLIVEIRA DO CASTELO".
Meaning:
The name of the commune means "olive tree of the castle". The arms are thus canting.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 13 October 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016


Presentation of Oliveira do Castelo

Oliveira do Castelo Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 3265 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016


Former São Paio commune (until 2013)

[São Paio (Guimarães) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Cinnabar, a church Argent masoned Sable with port and windows sable, in base a palm leaf Or set in fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "GUIMARÃES - S. PAIO".
Meaning:
The church is an image of Igreja de São Domingos, the local parish church. The palm leaf is probably alluding to Pelagius (Port.: Paio) of Cordoba, the name giver of the commune.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 6 August 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016


Presentation of São Paio

São Paio Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 2896 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016


Former São Sebastião commune (until 2013)

[São Sebastião (Guimarães) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a belfry Argent, masoned Sable with bell Or, surrounded by two olive branches Argent fruited Sable, tied Or in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "GUIMARÃES - S. SEBASTIÃO"
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 22 June 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016


Presentation of São Sebastião

São Sebastião Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 1976 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 0.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2016


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