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Espírito Santo, Nossa Senhora da Graça e São Simão United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-01-05 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: espirito santo(nisa) | nossa senhora da graca(nisa) | sao simao(nisa) | cross(christ knights) | holy spirit | dolmen | towers(2) | cross(templars) | mountain | olive(wreath) |
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União das Freguesias de Espírito Santo, Nossa Senhora da Graça e São Simão, Concelho de Nisa, Distrito de Portalegre


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Former Espírito Santo commune (until 2013)

[Espírito Santo (Nisa) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent between a dove Argent nimbed and rayed Gules in chief and a dolmen Azure in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ESPÍRITO SANTO - NISA".
Meaning:
The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ. The dove is representing the Holy Spirit, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 13 January 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016


Presentation of Espírito Santo

Espírito Santo Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Nisa Municipality (q.v.); it had 1861 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 87.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016


Former Nossa Senhora da Graça commune (until 2013)

[Nossa Senhora da Graça (Nisa) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two embattled towers Gules masoned Argent connected by a wall of the same, in dexter chief a rounded cross patty Gules, in sinister chief a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "NOSSA SENHORA DA GRAÇA - NISA"
Meaning:
The crosses are alluding to the Order of the Templars (dexter) and the Order of the Knights of Christ (sinister).
Source: Nisa municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016


Presentation of Nossa Senhora da Graça

Nossa Senhora da Graça Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Nisa Municipality (q.v.); it had 1590 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 37.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016


Former São Simão commune (until 2013)

[São Simão (Nisa) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, two wreaths of olive Vert fruited Sable, issuant from base a mountain Vert, in chief a saw Gules and a palm leaf Vert in saltire Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank)and white scroll with inscription in black initials "S. SIMÃO - NISA".
Source: Nisa municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016


Presentation of São Simão

São Simão Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Nisa Municipality (q.v.); it had 118 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 27.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2016


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