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Regueira de Pontes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Regueira de Pontes, Concelho de Leiria, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-05-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Regueira de Pontes commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 21 May 2016
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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, 21 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a throughout bridge Purpure with three archs, masoned Sable, in chief a bundle of seven arrows Azure tied Gules at dexter, and a bell Gules with bobbin Azure at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "REGUEIRA DE PONTES".
The arrows are representing St. Sebastian, the local patron saint. The bell is alluding to local bell-foundry. The base wavy is representing Lis River. The bridge is a canting element, alluding to the suffix "de Pontes".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 August 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2016

Presentation of Regueira de Pontes

Regueira de Pontes Commune is one of the 18 communes of Leiria Municipality; it had 2221 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2016

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