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Sobral de Monte Agraço Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho do Sobral de Monte Agraço, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2014-08-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sobral de Monte Agraço municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 16 Dec 2003
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quarterly (meaning town rank) of of white and green.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

Coat of arms

[Sobral de Monte Agraço municipality CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2014

The coat of arms is argent on an earthy rocky mound proper a cork oak tree proper on a bordure sable eleven towers argent with port and windows gules. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DO SOBRAL DE MONTE AGRAÇO" or simply "SOBRAL DE MONTE AGRAÇO".
"Monte" means "hill" and "sobral" is "cork oak wood", so the arms are fairly canting. (No idea about an "agraço" is.) The towers, I guess, relate to the presence in this municipality of some of the fortresses of a line erected in the early 19th century to defend Lisbon from Napoleon’s attempted invasions.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

Presentation of Sobral de Monte Agraço

Sobral de Monte Agraço municipality had 9051 inhabitants in 2000 (7160 in 1990), and it is divided in 3 communes, covering 52 km2. It belongs to the District of Lisbon, to the old province Extremadura and to the would-be region Lisboa e Setúbal.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

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