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Ponte de Sor Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Ponte de Sor municipality
image by André Serranho, 03 Aug 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 yellow and black. The coat of arms is or, a five arched bridge argent, masoned sable, over three wavy fess azure, argent, azure, in chief, two trees vert. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "PONTE DE SOR".
António Martins, 03 Aug 1999

"Ponte de" means "bridge of", which is depicted on the coat of arms; Sor is the local river, a tributary of the Tagus, for which the wavy fess stands.
António Martins, 03 Aug 1999

Presentation of Ponte de Sor

Ponte de Sor municipality had 17 620 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 6 communes, covering 839 km2. It belongs to the Portalegre District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins, 03 Aug 1999