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São Pedro de Vade Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Pedro de Vade, Concelho de Ponte da Barca, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2020-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Pedro de Vade commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 July 2009
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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 (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 July 2009

Coat of arms

[São Pedro de Vade commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 July 2009

The arms are Gules a two-arch Roman bridge Argent masoned Sable issuant from a base wavy Argent charged with two barrulets wavy Azure,in chief two keys Or and Argent per saltire pointing upwards and tied Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VADE - S. PEDRO". These arms (and flag) were created by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes.
"São Pedro" means "St. Peter", and "vade" is archaic Portuguese for "ford" (currently "_vau_"), making these arms somewhat canting (an actual ford doesnt need a bridge, I guess). The keys are an attribute of St. Peter.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 July 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Sérieon 6 December 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 July 2009

Presentation of São Pedro de Vade

São Pedro de Vade, alka Vade (São Pedro), is one of the 17 communes of Ponte da Barca Municipality (q.v.); it had 264 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.7 km². This is one of the two communes making up the territory of Vade village and surrounding countryside, the other being Vade (São Tomé) Commune (St. Thomas).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 July 2009

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