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Sagres Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sagres, Concelho de Vila do Bispo, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sagres commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Sep 2008
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Sep 2008

Coat of arms

[Sagres commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Sep 2008

The arms are Argent and Vert engrailed on a pile inverted Sable an compass rose Argent faceted Azure and in chief two gallions Proper sailing away from each other sailed Argent and with sails charged with crosses patty Gules voided Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE SAGRES".
Meaning:
The green and white waves are symbolizing the ocean. Compass rose and pile are referring to the famous Navigation School of Dom Henrique. From here many ships started in order to find a sea route to India, represented by the gallions.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Sep 2008 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 May 1994
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Sep 2008


Presentation of Sagres

Sagres Commune is one of the four communes of the Vila do Bispo municipality (q.v.); it had 1909 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 34.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Aug 2015


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