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Valença do Douro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia da Valença do Douro, Concelho de Tabuaço, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2014-08-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Valença do Douro commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 May 2010
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain background quartered of yellow and black (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 May 2010

Coat of arms

[Valença do Douro commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 19 May 2010

The arms are Argent ten barrulets wavy Azure and overall a local rabelo river sailship Or garnished Sable, sailing on the last barrulet and in chief two olive branches Vert fruited Sable their stems in saltire. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VALENÇA DO DOURO".
The base of the arms is canting, standing for the Douro River. The ship was used for the transport of port wines.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 May 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2001.08.08.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 May 2010

Presentation of Valença do Douro

Valença do Douro Commune is one of the 13 communes of Tabuaço Municipality (q.v.); it had 451 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 8,96 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 May 2010

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