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Vila Nova de Milfontes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Nova de Milfontes, Concelho de Odemira, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2015-11-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Nova de Milfontes commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Nov 2015
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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 blue and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent semy of heraldic fountains superimposed by a cross fleury fitchy Gules, base wavy Or fimbriated Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES"
The cross is alluding to the Knights' Order of Santiago (St. James the Elder). The heraldic fountains are canting. The translation of the commune's name is "new town of the 1000 fountains".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 June 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2015

Presentation of Vila Nova de Milfontes

Vila Nova de Milfontes Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Odemira municipality (q.v.); it had 5001 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 75.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2015

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