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Monsanto Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Monsanto, Concelho de Alcanena, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-02-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Monsanto commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 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, 19 Feb 2015

Coat of arms

[Monsanto commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Vert, two windmill vanes Sable rigged Argent, in chief a dove Argent surrounded by rays Or, in base a cogwheel Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black initials: "MONSANTO - ALCANENA".
The dove is symbolizing the Holy Spirit, the patron of the local parish church. Windmill and cogwheel are symbolizing industries in past and present.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 13 July 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2015

Presentation of Monsanto

Monsanto Commune is one of the seven communes of Alcanena Municipality (q.v.); it had 886 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2015

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