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São Matias Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Matias, Concelho de Beja, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2015-09-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Matias (Beja) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Sep 2015
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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, 7 Sep 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, two halberds Sable bladed Gules crossed per saltire, in chief an olive tree eradicated Vert fruited Sable, in base a plough Gules bladed and chained Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SÃO MATIAS - BEJA".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Sep 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 13 February 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Sep 2015

Presentation of São Matias

São Matias Commune is one of the 12 communes of the Beja municipality (q.v.); it had 569 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 70.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Sep 2015

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