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Abrã Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Abrã, Concelho de Santarém, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Abrã commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a cogwheel Gules between two branches of olive Vert fruited Sable connected, in chief a Greek cross fitchy Azure. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "ABRÃ - SANTARÉÉM".
The cogwheel is symbolizing industries, the branches the rural character of the commune. The cross alludes to the old silver church cross of the chapel of the Holy Trinity, which had been robbed by French troops of Napoleon I. Draft designed by Estrela Branco.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 4 May 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

Presentation of Abrã

Abrã Commune is one of the 18 communes of Santarém Municipality (q.v.); it had 1128 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 22.41 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2015

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