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Espírito Santo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Espírito Santo, Concelho de Mértola, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2015-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Espírito Santo (Mértola) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

[Espírito Santo (Mértola) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Nov 2015

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a dove Argent nimbed Or within an aureole Or, in chief two olive branches Argent fruited Or ordered per fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ESPÍRITO SANTO - MÉRTOLA".
The nimbed dove is representing the Holy Spirit, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 March 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

Presentation of Espírito Santo

Espírito Santo Commune is one of the seven communes of the Mértola municipality (q.v.); it had 335 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 134.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2015

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