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Vila Alva Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Alva, Concelho de Cuba, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Alva commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Nov 2014
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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 green and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2014

Coat of arms

[Vila Alva commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Nov 2014

Shield Argent, cork oak eradicated Vert peeled Gules and fruited Or, upon roots three wheat ears Or tied Gules and set fanwise, the whole flanked by two grapes Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA ALVA"
The silver colour of the shield is symbolizing happiness, purity, truth, righteousness, friendship, it reminds on the still healthy environment, peace and success.The oak is representing fertility and the production of cork as an important business line. The grapes are symbolizing viticulture. The grain is symbolizing agricultural production and the red ribbon is symbolizing the union of the municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2014

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 5 August 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2014

Presentation of Vila Alva

Vila Alva is one of the four communes of Cuba municipality. It had 506 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 37,0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2014

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