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Miranda Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Miranda, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2016-01-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Miranda commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 31 Dec 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Sable, an embattled tower Gules masoned Argent between a wheat ear at sinister and a corn cob at dexter, in central chief a fleur-de-lis Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "MIRANDA".
The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Conception, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 June 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

Presentation of Miranda

Miranda Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 325 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

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