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Pombal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Pombal, Concelho de Pombal, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-08-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pombal commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 July 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, 31 July 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two doves volant, addorsed Azure, eyed and beaked Gules, flanked by two paly swords Gules, hilted Or, the sinister one pointing upwards, the dexter one pointing downwards, in chief a cross patty Gules, charged with a Greek cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE POMBAL".
The doves (Port.: pombas) are canting elements. The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ. The swords might be attributes of St. Martin of Tours, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 July 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 June 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 July 2016

Presentation of Pombal

Pombal Commune is one of the 13 communes of Pombal Municipality; it had 17 187 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 97.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 July 2016

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