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Vimioso Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vimioso, Concelho de Vimioso, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2017-03-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vimioso commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: this archive
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

[Vimioso commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Mar 2017

Shield Gules, an eradicated chestnut tree Argent with burs Vert slit Or, in chief a sword in bend Or over a sword in bend sinister Argent, both swords pointing upwards and in saltire, everything between two pallets wavy Azure fimbriated Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "FREGUESIA DE VIMIOSO".
This Coat of arms and flag share clear resemblance with that of the neighbouring Carção commune. I suppose, it is a reference to the common medieaval Jewish heritage.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 January 2005
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Mar 2017

Presentation of Vimioso

Vimioso, the municipal namesake commune that includes fully the town-rank settlement that is the municipal seat (capital) is one of the ten communes of Vimioso Municipality; it had 1285 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 54.9 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 Mar 2017

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