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Vila Verde Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Vila Verde, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2014-08-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Verde municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Mar 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green background (a canting flag). Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1936.08.25.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Mar 2007

Coat of arms

[ municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Mar 2007

The arms are Argent between two poplars Vert erradicated Sable each interwined with a vine of the Same and fruiting each a bunch of grapes Purple, in chief a grindwheel Gules and in base a fess wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA VERDE".
Meaning:
"Vila verde" means "green town" and thus the flag (but not the coat of arms) is canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Mar 2007


Version without coat of arms

Plain (monocoloured) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms : plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Presentation of Vila Verde

Vila Verde municipality had 46 579 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 58 communes covering 227,20 km². It is part of Braga District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Cávado.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Mar 2007


 
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