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Santo Amaro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santo Amaro, Concelho de São Roque do Pico, Açores

Last modified: 2014-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: santo amaro(azores) | goshawk | quina | grape | boat | mountain | base(wavy) |
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[Santo Amaro (Açores) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2014

Coat of arms

[Santo Amaro (Açores) commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2014

Shield Argent, in chief a golden goshawk with spread wings, holding an inescutcheon Azure with five bezants Argent, a mountain issuant Sable over waves Argent and Vert flanked by a graped Purpure leaved Vert at dexter and a corn cob Gules leaved Vert at sinister, a golden whaling boat in front of the mountain. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTO AMARO - S.ROQUE DO PICO".
Meaning:
The base wavy is alluding to the sea. The mountain is the Pico, a volcano and the highly visible landmark of the municipality, the boat is representing the dockyards in the past and the former importance of whaling. Grapes and corn are symbolizing agriculture and especially viticulture. The goshawk is the symbol of the Azores and can be found in many arms of the archipelago.
Source: I spotted a table flag on 7 October 2013 in a souvenir shop in the Baixa of Lisboa.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2014


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2014


Presentation of Santo Amaro

Santo Amaro is one of the five communes of São Roque do Pico Municipality. It had 288 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12,70 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2014


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