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Cartaxo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Cartaxo, Distrito de Santarém

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[Cartaxo municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 July 1999
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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 purple and white.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 July 1999

Coat of arms

[Cartaxo municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 July 1999

The coat of arms is Or, a rose Gules between two ogival inescutcheons Azure charged with 11 plates in 3:2:3:2:1, all entangled in two vines, one fruited Or and the other Purpure, both leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DO CARTAXO". Meaning:
The nation wide fame of Cartaxo’s wines is well represented on the coat of arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 July 1999

Elevação da sede do município a cidade em 19/06/1995 Ordenação heráldica do brasão e bandeira Publicada no Diário da República, III Série de 25/01/1996
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Cartaxo

Cartaxo municipality had 22 180 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 8 communes, covering 158 km². It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 July 1999

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