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Vilarinho de Agrochão Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vilarinho de Agrochão, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-05-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vilarinho de Agrochão commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Vilarinho de Agrochão commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Mar 2016

Shield Azure, two olive branches Argent per saltire fruited Sable, two adzes Or locked Argent, the one at sinister turned, a grindwheel iron Or pierced of the field, everything per cross. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILARINHO DE AGROCHÃO".

Sources: heraldry page of the communal webpage and this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 November 2002
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Mar 2016

Presentation of Vilarinho de Agrochão

Vilarinho de Agrochão Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality; it had 235 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 13.8 km². The word "vilarinho" is an miniaturisation of "vilar", meaning roughly "settlement" (usually a village without its own church), and "do" means "of the". The word "agrochão" is the juxtaposition of what ultimately derives from Latin "ager" ("tilled field") and "planum" ("plain", "flat ground"). None of these toponimical meanings is shown in the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Mar 2016

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