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Sertã Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Sertã municipality
image by António Martins, 27 Oct 1998
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About the flag

The flag is quartered white over black and the coat of arms is gueles, a castle tower argent above a counter pale wavy azure fimbriated argent, chief or a casserole (!) sable, between two templar crosses: dexter the “round” one, usual in Portugal, and sinister, the older one, similar to Malta’s. The scroll is unusal for it reads in two lines instead of one: "SARTAGO STERNIT SARTAGINE HOSTES / VILA DA SERTÃ". The first line is latin and means «Sertã defeats its enemies with a casserole». This thing about casseroles is that "sertã" is a bit archaic word in portuguese for precisely casserole. This is “canting arms”!…
António Martins, 27 Oct 1998

Presentation of Sertã

A rural municipality, with 17 560 inhabitants in 14 communes covering 444 km2. It is located on the current Castelo Branco District, future region of Beira Interior, old province of Beira Baixa
António Martins, 27 Oct 1998