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Tomar Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Tomar, Distrito de Santarém

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[Tomar municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 2001
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny (meaning city rank) of red and black.

António Martins-Tuválkin,

Coat of arms

[Tomar municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 2001

The coat of arms is or, on a mound vert charged with a wavy fess argent semy of waves azure, a tower argent masoned sable with port and windows argent between two crosses gules: “templar”, dexter, and Christ’s Knights, sinister. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "TOMAR".
In this particular coat of arms the Christ’s Knights Order cross is not voided argent as usual, but voided of the field (or). Tomar, by the way, has an exceptionally important place in these orders’ (Portuguese Templar and Christ’s Knights Order) history.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Published on Diário do Governo (the official journal), on 20/06/1960
Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 2001

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Plain (monocoloured) Portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Tomar

municipality covering 567,31 part of , traditional province ,
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Tomar municipality had 42 840 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 16 communes, covering 350 km².. It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.

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