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Sardoal Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sardoal, Concelho de Sardoal, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-07-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sardoal commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 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 green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2014

Coat of arms

Shield Or,a pearl lizard (Port.: sardão; Latin: Lacerta lepida) passant Vert armed and tongued Gules, in central chief an open book Argent bound Azure, in base an olive branch Vert fruited sable and an oak branch Vert, both crossed per saltire and tied Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE SARDOAL". ""

The arms are canting, since "sardoal" means "place of lizards" — from "sardão", partial synonym of "lagarto", "lizzard" (actually, "sardão" refers only to the species Lacerta lepida, while "lagarto", just like the english word "lizzard", refers to any middle-to-large sized, four legged, non-crocodylian, extant reptile).
Sources: Sardoal municipal webpage and this page http://
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Aug 1999 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2015

Presentation of Sardoal

Sardoal Commune is one of the four communes of the Sardoal municipality (q.v.); it had 2404 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 29.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2014

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