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Gondomar (São Cosme), Valbom e Jovim United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Gondomar (São Cosme), Valbom e Jovim, Concelho de Gondomar, Distrito do Porto


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Former São Cosme commune (until 2013)

[São Cosme commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a filigree heart Or flanked in chief by two smaller ones. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "GONDOMAR - S. COSME". Meaning: The hearts are alluding to the local artisanry, working on precious metals. The blue colour is symbolizing loyalty, charity and carefulness, the golden colour is symbolizing nobility, faith, knowledge, fealty, constancy, power and liberty.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 8 August 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015


Presentation of São Cosme

São Cosme Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Gondomar Municipality (q.v.); it had 27 047 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 11.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015


Former Valbom commune (until 2013)

[Valbom commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of 8 of red and yellow.
Sources: here and
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield divided per chevron reversed into Gules and Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, in central chief a heart Or ornamented Sable. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VALBOM - GONDOMAR". Meaning:
The background colour symbolizing efforts and generosity of the local people. The yellow parts are representing a moat between two mountains transporting water from the Douro River to Valbom, which is derived from "Vale Bom" (the fine valley). The base wavy is alluding to the local fishery on the Douro River and to the river itself. The heart with its black filigrees is representing the local artisanry, working on precious metals.
Sources: this webpage, municipal webpage and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Old Symbols of Valbom commune (until 2005)

[Valbom commune (1986-2005)?] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

The former coat of arms had the following differences Shield divided into Gules and Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA DE VALBOM".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015


Presentation of Valbom

Valbom Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Gondomar Municipality (q.v.); it had 14 407 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 4.4 km². Valbom was upgraded to a town on 23 August 1986 and to a city on 26 January 2005.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015


Former Jovim commune (until 2013)

[Jovim commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Nov 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a triple mount Vert, the central mountain is superimposed by a filigree heart Or and crowned by a Latin cross Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "JOVIM".
Meaning:
The cross is alluding to the Holy Cross, the local patron "saint".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 25 June 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015


Presentation of Jovim

Jovim Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Gondomar Municipality (q.v.); it had 7146 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 7.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2015


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