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São Pedro do Sul Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de São Pedro do Sul, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2014-07-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Pedro do Sul municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a red and blue quarterly (town rank) background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2007

Coat of arms

[São Pedro do Sul municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 May 2007

The arms are Argent a mound Sable issuant from the base charged with a pall wavy Azure fimbriated Argent and sprouting a fountain Azure between four towers Gules with port and windows Or. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank)and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE S.PEDRO DO SUL".
"São Pedro do Sul" means here ""St. Peter of South","South" ("Sul") being a nearby river. The arms show no connection with St. Peter and include symbolism about the local river fork (tributary Sul meeting Vouga river), local hot mineral spa tourism activity , and local defensive fortifications.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1935.03.07.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

[São Pedro do Sul municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of São Pedro do Sul

São Pedro do Sul municipality had 6593 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 14 communes covering 348,68 km². It is part of Viseu District, traditional province of Beira Alta; would-be 1999 region Beira; NUT II Centro; NUT III Dão-Lafões.
Bruno F. C. Alexandre, 9 May 2007

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