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Sande (São Lourenço) e Balazar United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-06-29 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao lourenco de sande | balazar(guimaraes) | gridiron | fess(embattled) | timbrel | orb | grapevine | rye(ear) |
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União das Freguesias de Sande (São Lourenço) e Balazar, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


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Former São Lourenço de Sande commune (until 2013)

[São Lourenço de Sande commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 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, 24 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a fess embattled Or masoned Sable, in chief a gridiron Argent, in base a timbrel Argent with bells Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "SANDE - S. LOURENÇO - GUIMARÃES".
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Meaning:
The gridiron is an attribute of St. Lawrence, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 23 October 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016


Presentation of São Lourenço de Sande

São Lourenço de Sande Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 1097 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016


Former Balazar commune (until 2013)

[Balazar (Guimarães) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 June 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, an orb Gules, in chief two grapevines Purpure leaved Vert, in base two rye ears Vert in saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "BALAZAR - GUIMARÃES".
Meaning:
The orb is an attribute of Jesus Chrsit, as the Divine Saviour being the local patron saint. The other charges are symbolizing agriculture and viticulture.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 3 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016


Presentation of Balazar

Balazar Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 440 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 3.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 June 2016


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