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São Sebastião Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Sebastião, Concelho de Setúbal, Distrito de Setúbal

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[São Sebastião commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Mar 2010
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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.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2010

Coat of arms

[São Sebastião commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Mar 2010

The arms are Vert a single towered wall throughout Argent masoned and open and slit Sable and in chief two arrows Or garnished Gules set in saltire and in base two dolphins Or embowed respectant. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SETÚBAL - S. SEBASTIÃO".
The arrows stand for the commune's namesake (and patron of the catholic parish the commune originated from) Saint Sebastian.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2010

Flag adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 Apr 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2010

Presentation of São Sebastião

São Sebastião Commune is one of the 8 communes of Setúbal Municipality (q.v.), including the eastern part of the Setúbal city urban area; it had approx. est. 59 000 inhabitants in 2007 and covers 19,64 km². See also the official communal heraldry webpage.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Mar 2010

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