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Alto do Seixalinho, Santo André e Verderena Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Alto do Seixalinho, Santo André e Verderena, Concelho de Barreiro, Distrito de Setúbal


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Former Alto do Seixalinho commune (until 2013)

[Alto do Seixalinho commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

[Alto do Seixalinho commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Shield Purple, a leopardized lion rampant Or charged with a fess vaired of Argent and Gules ,in chief a "slip knot of love" Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "ALTO DO SEIXALINHO".
Meaning:
The lion is alluding to Dona Francisca de Azambuja, head of the convent of Verderena, which was in the commune. The lion also reminds on her connections with Spain. The fess is taken from her personal arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 17 July 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015


Presentation of Alto do Seixalinho

Alto do Seixalinho Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barreiro Municipality (q.v.); it had 19 995 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015


Former Santo André commune (until 2013)

[Santo André commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent,a sailing ship Gules held by four stanchions of the same, in base a bar wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent, in dexter chief a saltire potent Azure, in sinister chief a sword cross Gules (fleury, in base fitchy). Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTO ANDRÉ - BARREIRO".
Meaning:
The saltire is an attribute of St. Andrew, name giver and local patron saint of the commune. The sword cross is referring to commandary of the Order of Santiago of Alhos Vedros. The bar wavy is representing river Coina. The ship is representing the naval dockyard during the years of discovery and the riches of timber, which had been rafted down the river Coina.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 30 July 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015


Presentation of Santo André

Santo André Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barreiro Municipality (q.v.); it had 11 480 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2015


Former Verderena Commune (until 2013)

[Verderena commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Sep 2010

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Sep 2010

Coat of arms

[Verderena commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Sep 2010

The arms are a twig of cork oak Vert with three leaves and three acorns and in chief three scallops Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VERDERENA".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Sep 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 16 December 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Sep 2010


Presentation of Verderena

Verderena Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Barreiro Municipality(q.v.); it had 10 285 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 0,94 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Sep 2010


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