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Vale de Cavalos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vale de Cavalos, Concelho de Chamusca, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-05-28 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vale de cavalos | horse(forcene) | holy spirit |
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[Vale de Cavalos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 May 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, 25 May 2015

Coat of arms

[Vale de Cavalos commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 May 2015

Shield Vert, two horses forcene respectant, Or at dexter and Argent at sinister, both hooved Gules, in central chief a dove Argent with spread wings and surrounded by eight rays Or, in base a fess wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VALE DE CAVALOS".
The commune's name means "valley of horses", the horses thus a re canting. The dove with rays is symbolizing the Holy Spirit, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 June 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2015

Presentation of Vale de Cavalos

Vale de Cavalos Commune is one of the five communes of the Chamusca municipality (q.v.); it had 1032 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 120.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2015

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