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Vila Verde Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Verde, Concelho da Figueira da Foz, Distrito de Coimbra

Last modified: 2015-05-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Verde (Figueira dF) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Apr 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2010

Coat of arms

[Vila Verde (Figueira dF) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Apr 2010

The arms are Vert issuant from a base wavy of Azure and Argent a pile reversed Argent between a billet Or and a grindwheel Argent and in chief a hoe dipper's blade Argent between a grindwheel Argent and a billet Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA VERDE".
I am guessing that the white triangle on the arms refers to the local sea salt extraction traditions, the grindwheels and the hoe with trivial meanings; no idea about the billets, though. Note also that the legal text says five barrulets ("_cinco burelas_") while the image shows only four. The sheet of the flag is green, and the name of the commune means "green town"
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 1997.02.04.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Apr 2010

Presentation of Vila Verde

Vila Verde Commune is one of the 14 communes of Figueira da Foz Municipality (q.v.); it had 2968 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17,29 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2015

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