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Vale Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vale, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2016-01-10 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vale(arcos de valdevez) | bend(wavy) | cross(latin/inverted) | tower |
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[Vale (Arcos de Valdevez) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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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.
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Coat of arms

Shield Sable, a bend wavy Azure fimbrated Argent, in dexter base an embattled tower Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Gules, in sinister chief an inverted Latin cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VALE - ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ".
The fimbriated bend wavy probably is canting, because the commune's name means "valley". The cross is an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
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Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 November 2002
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Presentation of Vale

Vale Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 776 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 15.1 km².
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