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Negrelos (São Tomé) Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Negrelos (São Tomé), Concelho de Santo Tirso, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-09-21 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao tome de negrelos | elm | spool | spear |
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[Negrelos (São Tomé) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 July 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

Coat of arms

[Negrelos (São Tomé) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 July 2017

Shield Or, an eradicated elm Vert between two spools Argent with yarns Azure, in chief a spear Sable with spear head Gules in fess, and in base wavy Azure two barrulets wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "NEGRELOS - S. TOMÉ".
The word "negrelo" is a variant of "negrilho", itself a regionalism for any of the more widespread synonyms for "Elm", of which there is one in the arms. São Tomé is Thomas the Apostle, the Twin, a.k.a. the doubting Thomas; one of his tokens, the spear of martyrdom, is shown in these arms. This arms are therefore canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 14 March 2001
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

Presentation of Negrelos (São Tomé)

Negrelos (São Tomé) Commune, a.k.a. São Tomé de Negrelos, is one of the 14 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 4032 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.1 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 July 2017

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