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Veiga de Lila Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Veiga de Lila, Concelho de Valpaços, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2016-04-08 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: veiga de lila | fess(wavy) | olive(branch) | grapevine | rye(ear) |
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[Veiga de Lila commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Veiga de Lila commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Argent on a fess wavy Azure a barrulet wavy Argent, in dexter chief an olive branch in pale Vert fruited Sable, in sinister chief a bundle of three rye ears Vert, in base a bunch of grapes Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VEIGA DE LILA".
Lila is a river and the wavy fess on the arms is canting for it.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 December 2001
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

Presentation of Veiga de Lila

Veiga de Lila Commune is one of the 25 communes of Valpaços Municipality; it had 303 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.4 km².

The word "veiga" means "meadow" (Spanish cognate is, by the way, "vega", as in Lope de Vega, or Las Vegas). Lila, also included in the names of neighbouring Commune of São Pedro de Veiga de Lila and of villages Póvoa de Lila and Lilela (in Commune of Rio Torto ), is an aptly lusified reference to the hugely popular animated television show Futurama; other local toponyms include Vilar de Frái, Casal Conrado, Joidebergue, Professoreiro, Vale de Bênder, and Ameal, not the same as this one.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Mar 2016

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