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Entroncamento Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Entroncamento municipality
image by André Serranho, 19 Jul 1999
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of white and red. The coat of arms is sable a round railroad hand sign gules bordered argent with handle or, between two rail profiles of the latter. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "ENTRONCAMENTO".
António Martins, 19 Jul 1999

"Entroncamento" means "junction" and it is a major knot in the portuguese railroad network. A large part of the municipality’s tiny area is in fact occupied with railway facilities, and railway operation is by large the most important activity in the city. This connection is clearly illustrated in the coat of arms, which is in my humble opinion an excelent work of “modern” heraldry.
António Martins, 19 Jul 1999

Presentation of Entroncamento

Entroncamento municipality had 14 700 inhabitants in 1990, and it consists of only one commune, covering 14 km2. It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins, 19 Jul 1999