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Vale de Prazeres e Mata da Rainha Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-02-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Vale de Prazeres e Mata da Rainha, Concelho do Fundão, Distrito de Castelo Branco

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Former Vale de Prazeres Commune (until 2013)

[Vale de Prazeres commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 Sep 2014

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field (village rank).
Source: I spotted this flag in front of the local administration building on 30 September 2013.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2014

Coat of arms

[Vale de Prazeres commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2014

The arms are Or, in base a valley Vert, above a couped belfry Sable with port and windows Argent and a red bell, topped by a Latin cross Sable and flanked by a branch of olive Vert fruited Sable (dexter) and a bunch of grapes Vert fruited Purpure. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading "VALE DE PRAZERES" in black upper case letters.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg and Pete Loeser, 29 Aug 2014

According to Sérgio Horta flag and arms were approved and published in Dário da República, III Série on 1 August 2003.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2014

Presentation of Vale de Prazeres

Vale de Prazeresis one of the pre-2013 communes of Fundão Municipality. It had 1267 inhabitants in 2011 covering 54,36 km². The commune merged with Mata da Rainha commune in 2013. (probably before I spotted this flag). Flag and arms of the new Vale de Prazeres e Mata da Rainha commune I don't know, maybe it hasn't yet proper symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2014

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