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Vila Franca do Campo Municipality (Portugal)

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[Vila Franca do Campo municipality]
by António Martins, 22 Aug 1999
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain yellow background. The coat of arms is azure, issuant from the dexter an angelʼs arm proper, winged or and holding a scale of the same and a sword armed argent pointed upwards, as if on a bordure, the words "QUIS SICUT DEUS?". Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO".
António Martins, 22 Aug 1999

It should be noted that the latin motto shous modern "U"s and not the usual "V"s. I'm not sure about the meaning, I confess: maybe «Who follows God»?…
António Martins, 22 Aug 1999

Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo municipality had 11 150 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 5 communes, covering 78 km2. It belongs to the Autonomous Region of Açores, to the former Ponta Delgada District and to the old province of Acores.
António Martins, 22 Aug 1999