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Vacariça Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vacariça, Concelho de Mealhada, Distrito de Aveiro

Last modified: 2018-07-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vacariça commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2017
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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.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2017

Coat of arms

[Vacariça commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2017

Shield Sable, four grapevines Purpure leaved Vert ordered per saltire, separated by two croziers Or in saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VACARIÇA".
The croziers are representing the arms of the Order of São Bento. The black colour is simbolizing the colour of the soil and furthermore representing firmness, obedience,honesty and courtesy. The grapevines are symbolising local viticulture.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2017

Vacariça has adopted arms since 23 December 1925, they, like the flag, probably have never been approved by the Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) due to transgression against heraldic rules..
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2017

Presentation of Vacariça

Vacariça Commune is one of the six communes of Mealhada Municipality; it had 1945 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 18.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2017

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