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Santo Antão e São Julião do Tojal United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Santo Antão e São Julião do Tojal, Concelho de Loures, Distrito de Lisboa


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Former Santo Antão do Tojal commune (until 2013)

[Santo Antão do Tojal commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, four pales Argent, chief Argent charged with a throughout aqueduct Sable with five archs, bordure Sable charged with eight branches of orange Vert, each one carrying three oranges Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTO ANTÃO DO TOJAL".
Meaning:
The pales are symbolizing gardens and agriculture. The bridge is representing the aqueduct of Santo Antão, being longer than 4000 metres and used for the fountains in the local palaces, constructed by Santo Antão, the 1st patriarch of Lisboa. The bordure's black colour is referring to the fertile soil. The oranges are taken from the arms of Loures Municipality, stressing that this is one of its communes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 17 December 1992
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015


Presentation of Santo Antão do Tojal

Santo Antão do Tojal Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 4216 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 14.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015


Former São Julião do Tojal commune (until 2013)

[São Julião do Tojal  commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Apr 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a branch of olive Or between two uncoiled sheets pf paper Argent, in base a bar wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SÃO JULIÃO DO TOJAL"
Meaning:
The scrolls of paper are symbolizing the local paper manufacturing of Abelheira. The olive branch is referring to the olive groves and olive oil production in the commune. The bar wavy is river Trancão.
Source: Information kindly given to Sérgio Horta by Eduardo Lourenço Brito.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 8 June 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015


Presentation of São Julião do Tojal

São Julião do Tojal Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Loures Municipality (q.v.); it had 3837 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 13.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Apr 2015


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