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Santo Tirso, Couto (Santa Cristina e São Miguel) e Burgães United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2017-09-22 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: santo tirso(freguesia) | santa cristina do couto | sao miguel do couto | burgaes | lion(yellow) | sun | fess(red) | grapevine | millwheel | chapel | escallop |
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União das Freguesias de Santo Tirso, Couto (Santa Cristina e São Miguel) e Burgães, Concelho de Santo Tirso, Distrito do Porto


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Former Santo Tirso commune (until 2013)

[Santo Tirso commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 July 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 July 2017

Coat of arms

[Santo Tirso commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 21 July 2017

Shield Azure, a bend wavy Argent cherged with a bendlet wavy Azure, flanked in sinister chief by a lion Or holding a crozier Or and in dexter base by a radiant sun Or with face. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DE SANTO TIRSO".
Meaning:
According to information given to Sérgio Horta by the communal government (surely taken from the original CHAAP memoire), the bend stands for the River Ave, the lion for the local, eponymous Benedictine Monastery (these two surely shared by the municipal arms, and the sun for local philantropists.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 July 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 11 April 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 July 2017


Presentation of Santo Tirso

Santo Tirso Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 14,107 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 8.0 km².
Source: English WIKIPEDIA
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 July 2017


Former Santa Cristina do Couto commune (until 2013)

[Santa Cristina do Couto commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Blas Delgado, 6 Mar 2002 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Blas Delgado, Jorge Candeias, 8 Mar 2002 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

Coat of arms

[Santa Cristina do Couto commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Oct 2008 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

Shield Argent, a fess Gules with damaskeen ornamentation Or, in chief a millwheel Purpure flanked by two palm branches Vert, in base a bunch of grapes Vert fruited Purpure. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "COUTO - SANTA CRISTINA".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2008

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 16 September 1999
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2008


Presentation of Santa Cristina do Couto

Santa Cristina do Couto Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 4064 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2017


Former São Miguel do Couto commune (until 2013)

[São Miguel do Couto commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: information about the adopted symbols given by the successory communal government of Santo Tirso
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2017

Coat of arms

[São Miguel do Couto commune CoA (until 2013)] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2017

Shield Azure, a chapel Argent garnished Sable with port and windows Azure between two eradicated grape vines Or set in flanks and chief, issuant from base a mount Argent garnished Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "COUTO - SÃO MIGUEL".
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 8 November 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2017


Presentation of São Miguel do Couto

São Miguel do Couto Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 1222 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 2.4 km².
Source: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Aug 2017


Former Burgães commune (until 2013)

[Burgães commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 15 July 2017

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 July 2017

Coat of arms

[Burgães commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 15 July 2017

Shield Azure, a Roman altar Argent charged with an escallop Purpure and a base wavy Argent and Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "BURGÃES".
Meaning:
The escallop is an attribute of St. James the Elder, the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 July 2017 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sep 2017

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 18 October 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 July 2017


Presentation of Burgães

Burgães Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 2097 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.1 km².
Source: Portuguese WIKIPEDIA
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 July 2017


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