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Vila do Conde Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila do Conde, Concelho de Vila do Conde, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2016-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila do Conde commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Sep 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a throughout aqueduct Argent masoned Sable, having five arches, base wavy Argent, charged with a barrulet wavy Azure and a barrulet wavy Vert, over all a fowl anchor Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE VILA DO CONDE".
The Santa Clara Aqueduct was supporting local Sta. Clara Convent with waters from Terroso near Póvoa de Varzim. The project was started in 1626, but it took nearly 90 years, when the first waters reached the convent in 1714. The base wavy is representing the mouth of Ave River, and the anchor is representing shipping
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2016

Presentation of Vila do Conde

Vila do Conde Commune is one of the 21 communes of Vila do Conde Municipality; it had 28 636 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2016

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