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Vascôes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vascôes, Concelho de Paredes de Coura, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vascoes | cross(st.peter) | corn(cob) | potatoe(shrub) |
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[Vascôes commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 July 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain poisonous green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, an overturned cross Latin Gules flanked by a potatoe shrub Vert fruited and blossomed Purpure at dexter and a bunch of three corn cobs Or leaved Vert and tied Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VASCÕES".
The overturned cross, a St. Peter's cross, is a rare attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
Source: Freguesias de Portugal
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 July 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Vidal Araújo Sotto Mayor. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 May 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 July 2015

Presentation of Vascôes

Vascôes Commune is one of the 16 communes of the Paredes de Coura municipality (q.v.); it had 223 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 July 2015

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