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Vila Verde Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Verde, Concelho de Vinhais, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2017-01-05 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vila verde(vinhais) | sword(flamant) | maize(cob) | rye(ear) | chestnut(twig) |
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[Vila Verde (Vinhais) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 3 Dec 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.
Source: this image
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Dec 2016

Coat of arms

[Vila Verde commune (Vinhais) CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 3 Dec 2016

The shield of the arms is Vert, a sword flamant Argent in pale pointing to the chief and garnished Or, flanked at dexter by a maize ear Or leaved Argent, itself flanked at sinister by two rye ears Or, all three with crossed stalks, at dexter by a chestnut twig (missing tincture here!) leaved Argent and with three chestnuts Or slit Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll (Bénard Guedes style) reading in black upper case letters "VILA VERDE - VINHAIS".
The sword is an attribute of St. Michael, the local patron saint.
Sources: this webpage and here
António Martins-Tuválkin and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 March 2001
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Dec 2016

Presentation of Vila Verde

Vila Verde Commune is one of the 26 communes of Vinhais Municipality; it had 186 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 14.3 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 Dec 2016

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