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Vila Seca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Seca, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Seca (Barcelos) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 May 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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a scallop Or, in chief two watermill's wheels Argent set in fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA SECA - BARCELOS".
The scallop is an attribute of St. James the Elder, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 30 October 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2016

Presentation of Vila Seca

Vila Seca Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 1197 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2016

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