Alcanhões

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Brasão de Alcanhões/Arms (crest) of Alcanhões
ALCANHÕES

Country: Portugal
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District: Santarém

Municipality: Santarém
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Portuguese Escudo de prata, dois cachos de uvas alinhados em faixa, de púrpura e folhados de verde; em chefe, dragão de vermelho e, em ponta, uma fonte de negro, repuxando água de azul. Coroa mural de prata de quatro torres. Listel branco com a legenda a negro: “ ALCANHÕES “.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 1, 1997.

The dragon is a symbol of St. Margareth, the local patron saint. The grapes symbolise the famous wines of Alcanhões. The fountain refers to the many springs in the municipality and the former importance of the town as a spa.

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Literature : image send by Sergio Horta


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