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Venda Nova e Pondras Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Venda Nova e Pondras, Concelho de Montalegre, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2014-08-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Venda Nova commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 20 June 2009
flag of former Venda Nova Commune
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Former Venda Nova Commune (until 2013)

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 June 2009

Coat of arms

[Venda Nova commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 20 June 2009

The arms are Gules a castle Gules a 14 honeycombs Or ordered 2:3:4:3:2 between two electrical bolts Or accosted, issuant from a base barruly wavy Azure and Argent an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VENDA NOVA - MONTALEGRE".
"Venda nova" means "new saleyard" and the arms are not canting - they refer to the local importance of beekeeping and hydro power generation.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 June 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal _Diárioda República : III Série_ in 2000.05.09
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 June 2009

Presentation of Venda Nova

Venda Nova Commune is one of the 25 communes of Montalegre Municipality (q.v.); it had 401 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 7,97 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 June 2009

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