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Vilar Formoso Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vilar Formoso, Concelho de Almeida, Distrito da Guarda

Last modified: 2018-05-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vilar Formoso commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 May 2018
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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 red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a barrulet wavy Azure, in chief an orbicular cross Gules at dexter and a wheat sheaf Vert tied Or at sinister, in base a tank engine Sable garnished Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILAR FORMOSO".
The blue barrulet is representing Ribeira de Tourões, a local creek. The cross is referring to the Order of the Templars. The sheaf is symbolising agriculture, the tank engine is symbolising the local railway station.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 November 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2018

Presentation of Vilar Formoso

Vilar Formoso Commune is one of the 29 communes of Almeida Municipality; it had 2219 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 15.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2018

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