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Sortelha Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Sortelha, Concelho de Sabugal, Distrito de da Guarda

Last modified: 2016-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sortelha commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Mar 2016
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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 red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, issuant from base five mountains Or, superimposed by a barrulet wavy Azure, the central one crowned by a castle Argent, masoned Sable with port and windows Sable, in central chief an annulet Or gemmed Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "SORTELHA"
The castle is reminding on the fact that Sortelha had been a walled village with a castle in the past. The annulet is reminding on medieval tournaments, where the knights used annulets as a target in archery. The mountains are representing the local landscape. The barrulet wavy is representing little Liz River crossing the commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 2 February 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

Presentation of Sortelha

Sortelha Commune is one of the 30 communes of Sabugal Municipality; it had 444 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 25.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

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