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São Vicente Ferreira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Vicente Ferreira, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Vicente Ferreira commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Vert and Argent, two grapevines Purpure leaved Vert, set in fess, the base is charged with a sperm whale Argent, in chief a goshawk Sable, holding an inescutcheon Azure charged with five plates in quincunx. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "SÃO VICENTE FERREIRA".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The quina is a national symbol. The base with green waves is representing the Atlantic Ocean. The sperm whale is representing whaling, the grapevines viticulture.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 3 June 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

Presentation of São Vicente Ferreira

São Vicente Ferreira Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 2361 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2017

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