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Paradela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Paradela, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Paradela (Barcelos) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, surrounded by two pine branches Vert fruited Argent and tied Gules in base, in chief a fessy palm leaf Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "PARADELA - BARCELOS".
The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 1 March 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2016

Presentation of Paradela

Paradela Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 850 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2016

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