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Sobral de Monte Agraço Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
Keywords: sobral de monte agraço | vila do sobral de monte agraço | coat of arms: tree | coat of arms: bordure | tree: oak: cork |
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Sobral de Monte Agraço municipality
image by André Serranho, 16 Dec 2003
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background quarterly (meaning town rank) of of white and green. The coat of arms is argent on an earthy rocky mound proper a cork oak tree proper on a bordure sable eleven towers argent litten and open gules. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DO SOBRAL DE MONTE AGRAÇO".
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

"Monte" means "hill" and "sobral" is "cork oak wood", so the arms are fairily canting. (No idea about an "agraço" is.) The towers, I guess, relate to the presence in this municipality of some of the fortresses of a line erected in the early 19th cent to defend Lisbon from Napoleon’s attempted invasions.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

Presentation of Sobral de Monte Agraço

Sobral de Monte Agraço municipality had 9051 inhabitants in 2000 (7160 in 1990), and it is divided in 3 communes, covering 52 km2. It belongs to the District of Lisbon, to the old province Extremadura and to the would-be region Lisboa e Setúbal.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003