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Peso e Vales do Rio United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: peso(covilha) | vales do rio | base(wavy) | weight | olive(branch) | peaks(2) | balance(roman) | cross(st.anthony) |
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União das Freguesias de Peso e Vales do Rio, Concelho de Covilhã, Distrito de Castelo Branco


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Former Peso commune (until 2013)

[Peso (Covilhã) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Nov 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, in chief a balance weight Or, flanked by two embowed olive branches Argent fruited sable tied Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "PESO - COVILHÃ".
Meaning:
The weight (Port.: peso) is a canting element.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 August 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015


Presentation of Peso

Peso Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Covilhã Municipality (q.v.); it had 737 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 10.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015


Former Vales do Rio commune (until 2013)

[Vales do Rio commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base two peaks Vert, above an impending Roman balance Sable, in chief a Greek cross Gules having three acorns Or capsuled vert at either arm. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VALES DO RIO".
Meaning:
The two peaks are flanking a "valley" (Port.: vale) and are thus canting. The acorn cross is an attribute of St. Anthony, the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015

Published in Diário da República: II Série on 20 May 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015


Presentation of Vales do Rio

Vales do Rio Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Covilhã Municipality (q.v.); it had 674 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 5.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2015


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