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Seixal Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Seixal, Distrito de Setúbal

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[Seixal municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 16 Dec 2003
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a gyronny (meaning city rank) of yellow and blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Dec 2003

Coat of arms

[Seixal municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Dec 2003

Shield gules, in chief under a mattock and an axe crossed per saltire, an upright mallet(all in or) , a local sailship argent cruising over three barrulets wavy Azure-Argent-Azure above a base of pebbles proper. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DO SEIXAL".
The bar wavy is representing river tejo. The pebbles in base are a canting element, because "Seixal " means "pebble ground ".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Dec 2003

Seixal gained the rank of a city and became seat of a municipality on 2 July 1993. Flag and arms were presented to CHAAP on 10 September 1993.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Dec 2003

Version without Coat of Arms

[Seixal municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Seixal

Seixal municipality had 152 489 inhabitants in 2000 (122 430 in 1990), and it is divided in 5 communes, covering 94 km². It belongs to the District of Setúbal, to the old province Extremadura and to the would-be region Lisboa e Setúbal.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Dec 2003

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