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Valadares Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Valadares, Concelho de Baião, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-01-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Valadares (Baião) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 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 field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a cross o fthe Order of Santiago Gules, between three scallops Gules ordered 2:1, and flanked by two corn cobs Or leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VALADARES - BAIÃO".
Cross and scallops are alluding to St. James the Elder, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 July 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2017

Presentation of Valadares

Valadares Commune is one of the 14 communes of Baião Municipality; it had 875 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Jan 2017

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