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Vila do Touro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila do Touro, Concelho de Sabugal, Distrito de da Guarda

Last modified: 2016-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila do Touro commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Mar 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 black and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a bull's head caboshed Sable armed Argent, in chief a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, issuant from base a double mount Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA DO TOURO".
The bull's (Port.: touro) head is a canting element. The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 May 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

Presentation of Vila do Touro

Vila do Touro Commune is one of the 30 communes of Sabugal Municipality; it had 183 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 22.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2016

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