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Sintra United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-06-23 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sintra(uc) | sta. maria e sao miguel | sao martinho(sintra) | sao pedro de penaferrim | chevron(embattled) | fleur-de-lis(red) | spearhead | coat | camellia | triplemount | tiara | keys(crossed) | crescent(recumbent) |
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União das Freguesias de Sintra (Santa Maria e São Miguel, São Martinho, São Pedro de Penaferrim), Concelho de Sintra, Distrito de Lisboa


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Former Santa Maria e São Miguel commune (until 2013)

[Santa Maria e São Miguel commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 20 June 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent divided by an embattled chevron Vert, in dexter chief a fleur-de-lis Gules, in sinister chief a spearhead Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SINTRA - SANTA MARIA E SÃO MIGUEL".
Meaning:
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of St. Mary, one of the name givers and patron saints of the commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 15 December 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015


Presentation of Santa Maria e São Miguel

Santa Maria e São Miguel Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Sintra Municipality (q.v.); it had 9364 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 11.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015


Former São Martinho commune (until 2013)

[São Martinho commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2014

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue background (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2014

Coat of arms

[São Martinho commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 July 2014

The arms are Or, two camellias Gules leaved Vert ordered per fess, in between a cape Azure torn and open, in base a triple mount Vert issuant. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SINTRA - S. MARTINHO"
Meaning:
The blue coat, nearly divided into two halves, represents St. Martin, who shared his blue coat with a beggar. (The blue coat is also a constituent of the French flag, St. Martin was Bishop of Tours)
Source: I spotted this flag in front of the administration building in São Martinho on 6 October 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2014

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 17 January 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2014


Presentation of São Martinho

São Martinho Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Sintra Municipality (q.v.); it had 6226 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 24.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2014


Former São Pedro de Penaferrim commune (until 2013)

[São Pedro de Penaferrim commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by , 20 June 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, in base a triplemount Vert fimbriated Argent (or three peaks); in centre a tiara Argent garnished Or superimposing two keys crossed per saltire, the bendy one Or and the sinister bendy one Argent; in chief a crescent recumbent Argent in both corners. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "S. PEDRO DE PENAFERRIM".
Meaning:
Keys and tiara are attributes of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 January 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015


Presentation of São Pedro de Penaferrim

São Pedro de Penaferrim Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Sintra Municipality (q.v.); it had 14 001 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 26.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2015


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