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Vilar Seco Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vilar Seco, Concelho de Vimioso, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2017-04-01 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vilar seco(vimioso) | basket | wheat(ear) |
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[Vilar Seco (Vimioso) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Mar 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.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Vilar Seco (Vimioso) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 Mar 2016

Shield Vert a locally styled basket Or and Sable between two ears of wheat Argent with their stem tips crossed in saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILAR SECO - VIMIOSO".
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 29 October 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Mar 2016

Presentation of Vilar Seco

Vilar Seco Commune is one of the ten communes of Vimioso Municipality; it had 567 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 96.5 km². This commune was one of three detached from neighbouring municipality of Miranda do Douro in the 19th century, and local bilingualism gives the village its two names: Vilar Seco in Portuguese and Bilasseco in Mirandese (the local syncretic Asturian-Leonese dialect complex, co-official language of Portugal and given a standard orthography); each is the translation of the other and both mean "dry hamlet". In spite of this bilingualism (enshrined in the Constitution of 1999), the scroll of the arms is not bilingual, according to the law (signed in 2002); if bilingual, the Mirandese text would read "Bilasseco - Bumioso".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 Mar 2016 / 25 Mar 2017

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