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Vimeiro Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vimeiro, Concelho de Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria

Last modified: 2015-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vimeiro (Alcobaça) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Aug 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, two arrows Argent crossed per saltire and flanked by a fleur-de-lis Or at dexter and an open book Argent bound Sable at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "VIMEIRO - ALCOBAÇA".
The arrows are an attribute of St. Sebastian, the local patron saint, and the fleur-de-lis probably is referring to the Cistercian Monastery of St. Mary of Alcobaça, former owner of many domains in the municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 31 March 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

Presentation of Vimeiro

Vimeiro Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Alcobaça municipality (q.v.); it had 1948 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 20.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2015

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