Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Publish on Diário da República (the official journal), on
05/08/1999: Or field, 2 mounts vert charge with argent salt pyramid,
over 5 wavy fess, 3 argent and 2 azure, in chief a purple bunch of
grapes, lieffed vert. Argent 3 towers mural crown. White scroll with
"FREGUESIA DE RIO MAIOR" in upper case black letters.
Flag — quartered purple over white.
Sérgio Horta, 26 Oct 2001
The salt pyramid stands for the local unique salt mines — an
underground filon of fossil seaborne halite which is drained by a
river (also shown on the arms, as usual, and refered in the
town’s name — canting arms) and deposited in a small aluvial plain,
the salt being thus twice dissolved.
António Martins, 04 Nov 2001