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Vila Nova de Monsarroz Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Nova de Monsarroz, Concelho de Anadia, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2016-04-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Nova de Monsarroz commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 5 Apr 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 white and blue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, parted by a bend sinister wavy Argent, charged with a bendlet sinister wavy Azure, in dexter chief a flaming sword Gules nimbed Or, in sinister base an eradicated vine plant Argent fruited Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA NOVA DE MONSARROS".
The sword is representing St. Michael, the local patron saint. The vine plant is representing the local economic activities, agriculture and especially viticulture, the bend sinister wavy is representing the banks of Cértima, or Cértoma, River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 23 January 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2016

Presentation of Vila Nova de Monsarroz

Vila Nova de Monsarroz Commune is one of the ten communes of Anadia Municipality; it had 1713 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 23.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2016

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