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Ventosa Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ventosa, Concelho de Torres Vedras, Distrito de Lisboa

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[Ventosa (Torres Vedras) commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2017

Coat of arms

[Ventosa (Torres Vedras) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 May 2017

Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black upper case letters "VENTOSA - TORRES VEDRAS". Shield Vert a windmill wheel Sable with its sails Argent, in chief two bunches of grapes leafed Or and on a triangle Or issuant from base a bunch of grapes Purpure leafed Vert. A more suitable blazon would be to see the whole as parted per chevron Vert and Or, but, although attaining the same visual effect, that would be against art.12 2 of the relevant Law no. 53/91
The word "ventosa" is a polysemic cognate of "vento" (= "wind"), here meaning a windy location - the windmill wheel on the arms is therefore canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 February 1995
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2017

Presentation of Ventosa

Ventosa Commune is one of the 13 communes of Torres Vedras Municipality; it had 5276 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 26.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 May 2017

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