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Vaqueiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vaqueiros, Concelho de Alcoutim, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2015-06-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vaqueiros commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 June 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Purpure, in chief two keys crossed per saltire, one Or the other Argent, both tied Argent, in centre two windmill's wheels roped Argent and rigged Or, in base a doublemount issuant Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VAQUEIROS - ALCOUTIM".
The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2015

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 21 May 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2015

Presentation of Vaqueiros

Vaqueiros Commune is one of the three communes of Alcoutim Municipality (q.v.); it had 497 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 145.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2015

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