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Porto Salvo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Porto Salvo, Concelho de Oeiras, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Porto Salvo commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2014
flag of former commune
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Source: I spotted a mini banner in a souvenir shop in Lisboa's Baixa on 9 October 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2014

Coat of arms

[Porto Salvo commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Oct 2014

The shield is Azure, in centre a cross Sable cotized Argent ending in base as an anchor, the intersection point of crossbars charged with a mystic rose Or seeded Gules and barbed Vert, the whole flanked by two windmill wheels Sable rigged Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "PORTO SALVO".
According to Sérgio Horta the blue colour is representing sky and sea. The cross with anchor is symbolizing the Christian virtues faith and hope. The mystic rose is an attribute of Our Lady of porto Salvo, the local patron saint. The wheels are symbolizing the rural character in the past.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 29 March 2003
Sérgio Horta, 24 Oct 2014

Presentation of Porto Salvo

Porto Salvo is one of the ten communes of Oeiras Municipality. It had 15 157 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7,35 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2014

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