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Vila Cã Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Cã, Concelho de Pombal, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2016-08-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Cã commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Aug 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, an eradicated ash tree Vert, superimposed by a dog passant Gules, issuant from base a triplemount Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA CÃ".
Probably the dog (Port.: cão) is a punning element, as the etymology of "cão" is Latin "CANIS" ("dog"), and this town's name likely comes from Latin "CANVS" ("grey haired").
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2016 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 Aug 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 May 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2016

Presentation of Vila Cã

Vila Cã Commune is one of the 13 communes of Pombal Municipality; it had 1659 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 30.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2016

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