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Achete, Azoia de Baixo e Póvoa de Santarém United Commune (Portugal)

União das Freguesias de Achete, Azoia de Baixo e Póvoa de Santarém, Concelho de Santa

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: achete | azoia de baixo | povoa de santarem | book | pen | cross(order of christ) | coronet | sheep(2) | tree | wheat(ear) | olive(branch) |
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Achete, Azoia de Baixo and Póvoa de Santarém, Concelho de Santarém merged in 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Former Achete Commune (until 2013)

[Achete commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, two sheep affronty Azure garnished Argent between a cross potent Gules superimposed by a Greek crosslet Argent in chief and a coronet Gules in base. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "ACHETE - SANTARÉM".
Meaning:
The cruz is symbolizing the former local commandary of the Order of Christ. The coronet is reminding on King Fernando I, who rested in the place. The sheep probably are alluding to the proper name of the commune and are thus canting. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 4 June 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Presentation of Achete

Achete Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 1920 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 31.63 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Former Azoia de Baixo Commune (until 2013)

[Azoia de Baixo commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Sable, an olive tree eradicated Or fruited Sable, in central chief an open book Argent superimposed by a bendy pen. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "AZOIA DE BAIXO".
Meaning:
Book and pen are reminding on the famous novelist and historian Alexandre Herculano. The tree is alluding to the local cultivation of olives. Draft designed by Diácria Editora Company.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 26 January 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Presentation of Azoia de Baixo

Azoia de Baixo Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 300 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.44 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Former Póvoa de Santarém Commune (until 2013)

[Póvoa de Santarém commune (-2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, an open book Sable garnished Gules and paged Or superimposed by a pen Azure, surrounded by an olive branch Vert fruited Sable at dexter and two ears of wheat Vert, in base crossed per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "PÓVOA DE SANTARÉM"..
Meaning:
Book and pen are reminding on novelist and historian Alexandre Herculano. The plants are representing the riches of grain and olive oil. Draft designed by José Bènard Guedes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 12 July 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


Presentation of Póvoa de Santarém

Póvoa de Santarém Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.08 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015


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