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São Martinho do Vale Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Martinho do Vale, Concelho de Vila Nova da Famalicão, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-03-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Martinho do Vale commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 24 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of green and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a torn coat Gules, issuant from base a valley Vert, in chief two grapevines Purpure leaved Vert in fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VALE - S. MARTINHO".
The coat is an attribute of St. Martin, local patron saint and name giver of the commune. Valley and coat are thus canting. The grapevines are probably symbolizing viticulture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Mar 2016

Presentation of São Martinho do Vale

São Martinho do Vale Commune is one of the 34 communes of Vila Nova da Famalicão Municipality; it had 2081 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Mar 2016

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