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Vilar de Peregrinos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vilar de Peregrinos, Concelho de Vinhais, Distrito de Bragança

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[Vilar de Peregrinos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Nov 2016
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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.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016

Coat of arms

[Vilar de Peregrinos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Nov 2016

The Shield of the arms is Gules two pilgrims' staffs Argent set per saltire studded, flasked and cordoned Or, in chief a scallop Or, in base wavy Argent a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILAR DE PEREGRINOS".
"Vilar de Peregrinos" means "hamlet of pilgrims" and this name implies some sort of connection with pilgrims on Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela; that's shown in arms by means of the pilgrims' walking sticks and flasks and of St. James' scallop; these arms are thus partly canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 15 April 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016

Presentation of Vilar de Peregrinos

Vilar de Peregrinos Commune is one of the 26 communes of Vinhais Municipality; it had 155 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Nov 2016

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