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São Silvestre Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Silvestre,Concelho de Coimbra, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2014-08-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Silvestre commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2014
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field (village rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2014

Coat of arms

[São Silvestre commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2014

The arms are Purpure over a base wavy Argent and Azure in central chief a tiara Argent adorned Or flanked by a wheat ear Or and a corn cob Or leaved Argent. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "S. SILVESTRE - COIMBRA".
The base probably symbolizes Velho river, the tiara probably is alluding to St. Sylvester, the Pope and the crops are symbolizing agriculture.
Source: I spotted this flag on 27 September 2013 in the town hall of Coimbra.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2014

Presentation of São Silvestre

Commune is one of the 31 communes of Coimbra Municipality (q.v.); it had 3122 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10,27 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2014

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