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Vale da Porca Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vale da Porca, Concelho de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-05-03 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vale da porca | bridge | oven | base(wavy) |
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[Vale da Porca commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Sep 2008
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Sep 2008

Coat of arms

[Vale da Porca commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Sep 2008

The arms are Or a three-arch bridge Sable masoned Or throughout and issuant from a base wavy Azure charged with a bar wavy Argent and in chief an oven Gules open and masoned and garnished Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VALE DA PORCA".
The toponym literally means Sow Valley, but the arms are not canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Sep 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 June 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Sep 2008

Presentation of Vale da Porca

Vale da Porca Commune is one of the 30 communes of Macedo de Cavaleiros municipality; it had 286 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 17.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2016

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