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Pombal Municipality (Portugal)

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[Pombal municipality]
by António Martins, 07 Mar 1999
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About the flag

The flag is gyronny of eight, blue and yellow; in the center, the coat of arms. These are: or, a castle azure, open or, with two doves argent, each perched on each of the lateral towers, both facing the center of the shield, in chief, the cross of the Order of Christʼs Knights. Mural crown argent with five apparent towers (city rank) and white scroll reading "POMBAL" in black upper case letters. The word "pombal" means "pigeon house" so here we have here some canting arms.
António Martins, 07 Mar 1999

Presentation of Pombal

Pombal is one of the municipalities of the Leiria district (old province of Beira Litoral), covering 640 km2 in 17 communes where live 51 000 inhabitants (1992 data).
António Martins, 07 Mar 1999