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Vila e Roussas United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-07-28 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vila e roussas(uc) | vila(melgaco) | roussas | bar(wavy) | tower | cross(latin) | nightingale | bee | fleur-de-lis(yellow) | triplemount |
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União das Freguesias de , Concelho de Melgaço, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


[Vila e Roussas united commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015
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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 white and red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Azure, an embattled tower Argent masoned Sable charged with a Latin cross Azure, in chief a sinister facing nightingale Proper at dexter and a bee Or winged Argent at sinister. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE VILA E ROUSSAS".
Meaning:
Nightingale and bee are representing former Roussas commune, tower and base former Vila Commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, flag and arms were adopted by the local assembly on 26 December 2014 and published in Diário da República: , but there is no date given
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Both former communes together had 2667 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 11.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015


Former Vila commune (until 2013)

[Vila(Melgaço) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Azure, an embattled tower Argent masoned Sable charged with a Latin cross Azure, in chief a fleur-de-lis Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA - MELGAÇO".
Meaning:
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of St. Mary of the Gate, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, published in Diário da República: III Série on 19 November 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015


Presentation of Vila

Vila Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Melgaço Municipality (q.v.); it had 1560 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 1.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015


Former Roussas commune (until 2013)

[Roussas commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a nightingale Proper, in chief a triplemount issuant Vert, in chief four bees Sable winged Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ROUSSAS".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 22 January 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015


Presentation of Roussas

Roussas Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Melgaço Municipality (q.v.); it had 1107 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 9.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015


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