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Vila Nova da Telha Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vila Nova da Telha, Concelho de Maia, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2015-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Nova da Telha commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Oct 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a pine tree eradicated Vert fruited Or, in chief four roof tiles Gules ordered per fess. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VILA NOVA DA TELHA"
The roof tiles (Port.: telhas) are a canting element and are also symbolizing the economical importance of producing tiles for centuries and today. The pine tree is symbolizing forestal riches.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 21 February 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2015

Presentation of Vila Nova da Telha

Vila Nova da Telha Commune is one of the ten communes of the Maia municipality (q.v.); it had 5886 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2015

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