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Vile Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vile, Concelho de Caminha, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2014-08-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vile commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Aug 2008
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white background (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Coat of arms

[Vile commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Aug 2008

The arms are Gules two pines Argent set in fess flanking a bundle of three arrows Or tied Argent placed in chief and a representation of a pre-historic stone arrowhead Or garnished Sable placed in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILE - CAMINHA"
According to Sérgio Horta’, these arms were created by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Aug 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 2001.03.12.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Aug 2008

Presentation of Vile

Vile Commune is one of the 14 communes of the Caminha Municipality; it had 328 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 3,15 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin,, 25 Aug 2008

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