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São Pedro (Vila Franca do Campo) Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Pedro (Vila Franca do Campo), Concelho de Vila Franca do Campo, Açores

Last modified: 2018-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sao pedro(vila franca do campo) | tankard | potter's wheel | keys(crossed) |
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[São Pedro (Vila Franca do Campo) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Sources: here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Vert; a tankard Or, standing on a potter's wheel of the same; in chief a pair of keys in saltire tied Argent, the bendy key Or, the other one Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO - S.PEDRO".
The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter, local patron saint and name giver of the commune. Tankard and wheel are referring to the importance of local arts and crafts. The base wavy with green waves is representing the Atlantic and is alluding to the importance of fishery.
Source: communal heraldry page
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 August 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2018

Presentation of São Pedro (Vila Franca do Campo)

São Pedro Commune is one of the six communes of Vila Franca do Campo Municipality; it had 1426 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Mar 2018

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