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Santo António Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Santo António,Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

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[Santo António (Pta. Delgada) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Sep 2010
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow background (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2010

Coat of arms

[Santo António (Pta. Delgada) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 11 Sep 2010

The arms are Azure a cross Argent its ends adorned with three acorns Or each their cups Gules and issuant from a base wavy Azure chagned with a fess Argent a mound Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SANTO ANTÃ"NIO - PONTA DELGADA".
The main element on the arms is the cross of St. Anthony of Lisbon and Padova, usually a cross coupe Gules acrorned of the same.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2005.02.01.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2010

Presentation of Santo António

Santo António is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality (q.v.); it had 2004 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 11,73 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Sep 2010

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