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Vila Franca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Franca, Concelho de Viana do Castelo, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-20 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vila franca | shrine | corn(cob) | grapevine |
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[Vila Franca commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Dec 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a shrine Vert with a church model inside, decorated by roses, each one in its proper colour, in dexter chief a corn cob Gules leaved Vert, in sinister chief a grapevine Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA FRANCA -VIANA DO CASTELO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 2 December 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Dec 2015

Presentation of Vila Franca

Vila Franca Commune is one of the 27 communes of the Viana do Castelo municipality (q.v.); it had 1757 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Dec 2015

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