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Vale de Prados Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vale de Prados, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-05-14 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vale de prados | per fess wavy | semy | wheat(ear) |
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[Vale de Prados commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Apr 2016
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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 yellow and green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2016

Coat of arms

The shield is parted per pale wavy Or and Vert, semy of wheat ears Vert and Or counterchanged. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VALE DE PRADOS". We have again a case of the Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) allowing a shield partition against the letter of the law, although probably according to its spirit, and of making use of a two-colour flag background for a commune, which, although fully legal, has been very seldom after the mid-1990s.
"Vale de prados", means "valley of meadows" the arms, lacking either, are not canting.
A different image of the arms is displayed
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2016

Well, the definition of a field containing grasses and without woody plants would indeed allow a wheat field as a meadow. But most people would expect the more grassier species of grass.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 Apr 2016

Flag and arms approved by the communal parliament on 24 July 2012, published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 16 August 2012
Source: Diário da República
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2016

Presentation of Vale de Prados

Vale de Prados Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 431 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.8 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Apr 2016

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