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Vilar de Peregrinos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vilar de Peregrinos, Concelho de Vinhais, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-12-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vilar de Peregrinos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Nov 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016

Coat of arms

[Vilar de Peregrinos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Nov 2016

The Shield of the arms is Gules two pilgrims' staffs Argent set per saltire studded, flasked and cordoned Or, in chief a scallop Or, in base wavy Argent a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILAR DE PEREGRINOS".
Meaning:
"Vilar de Peregrinos" means "hamlet of pilgrims" and this name implies some sort of connection with pilgrims on Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela; that's shown in arms by means of the pilgrims' walking sticks and flasks and of St. James' scallop; these arms are thus partly canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 15 April 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016


Presentation of Vilar de Peregrinos

Vilar de Peregrinos Commune is one of the 26 communes of Vinhais Municipality; it had 155 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016


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