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Longos Vales Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia deLongos Vales, Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Longos Vales (Monção) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of yellow and green.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield divided per pile of Vert and Or, the pile is charged with a Paschal Lamb couchant, nimbed Or, over a grapevine Or leaved Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "LONGOS VALES - MONÇÃO"
The pile and its green colour are canting representing a valley (Port.: vale) and having the form of its initial. The yellow colour is representing the abundance of the local fields. The Paschal Lamb is representing St. John the Baptist, the local patron saint. The grapevine is symbolizing agriculture. Especially viticulture and the vines of Alvarinho.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 9 June 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

Presentation of Longos Vales

Longos Vales Commune is one of the 24 communes of the Monção municipality (q.v.); it had 989 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2015

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