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City of Ħal Qormi (Malta)

Città Pinto, Ħal Qormi, Curmi,

Last modified: 2013-12-09 by rob raeside
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[City of Qormi (Malta)] 3:5 image by Dirk Schönberger and António Martins, 11 February 2006



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City of Ħal Qormi received her charter from Grand Master Pinto (1743) and its flag was influenced by the arms of the Grand Master. Source: Strickland 1999 [str99].
Ivan Sache
, 28 February 2000

Blazon: Argent, five crescents in saltire Gules. These are the Pinto arms, a Portuguese noble lineage, one of whom was a Grand Master of the Malta Order.
António Martins
, 1 March 2000 and 11 February 2006

Citta Pinto: Ħal Qormi: This medieval village was raised to cityhood by Grandmaster Prince Manuel Pinto de Fonseca, who also founded the local University.
Christopher Vella, 15 May 2004