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Seixal Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Seixal 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 gyronny (meaning city rank) of yellow and blue. The coat of arms is gules under two hoes or crossed per saltire on a hammer of the same set in fess a local sailship argent dressed of the same issuant from a wavy fess azure charged with a fesslet argent above a counterchief of pebbles proper. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DO SEIXAL".
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

"Seixal" means "pebble ground", so the arms are partly canting. The other elements have obvious symbology, pertaining to the local connection with the Tagus estuary.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003

Presentation of Seixal

Seixal municipality had 152 489 inhabitants in 2000 (122 430 in 1990), and it is divided in 5 communes, covering 94 km2. It belongs to the District of Setúbal, to the old province Extremadura and to the would-be region Lisboa e Setúbal.
António Martins, 16 Dec 2003