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Vendas Novas Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vendas Novas, Concelho de Vendas Novas, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2015-09-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vendas Novas commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2014
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow background (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jan 2008

Coat of arms

[Vendas Novas commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Jan 2008

The arms are Vert a chevron Or and in chief a cogwheel Argent between two rail profiles Or and in base a windmill frame Sable roped Argent with vanes of the Same. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DE VENDAS NOVAS".
While the municipal arms focus on the military and agricultural values of the town, the communal arms emphasize its industrial and railway importance.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jan 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: I Série in 1996.07.12.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jan 2008

Presentation of Vendas Novas

Vendas Novas Commune is one of the two communes of the synomym municipality (q.v.). The commune had 10 825 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 152,87 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jan 2008

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