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Vila Cova à Coelheira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Cova à Coelheira, Concelho de Vila Nova de Paiva, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2018-01-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Cova à Coelheira commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2018
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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 yellow and blue.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with bordure Gules, an embattled wall topped by an embattled tower, both Or masoned Sable with port and windows Sable; on its flanks two rabbits forcene Or; in chief a Maltese cross Gules, flanked by two laurel branches Vert; in base a wavy line Azure, between seven peaks Vert, set in two fesses, above four peaks and beneath three peaks. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA COVA À COELHEIRA".
In the Medieval the town had been seat of an important commandery of the Order of Malta. The rabbits (Port.: coelhos) are canting elements. The wavy line (neither bar, fess nor barrulet) is representing Alva River.
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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2018

Presentation of Vila Cova à Coelheira

Vila Cova à Coelheira Commune is one of the five communes of Vila Nova de Paiva Municipality; it had 1109 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 32.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2018

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