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Vale de Asnes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vale de Asnes, Concelho de Mirandela, Distrito de Bragança

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[Vale de Asnes commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Mar 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and red.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Mar 2018

Coat of arms

[Vale de Asnes commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 6 Mar 2018

Shield Argent a pall Azure, charged with an impending chevron Ermine charged with five pallets Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case serifed letters "VALE DE ASNES".
The word "asnes" in this toponym refers probably to donkeys, presuming it to be a variant of "asnos". The chevron - in Portuguese heraldic terminology, "asna" - is therefore a punning element. The phrase "vale de" means "valley of" and it's also referenced on the coat of arms by means of the pile, in negative space.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Mar 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 September 2011
Source: here
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Mar 2018

Presentation of Vale de Asnes

Vale de Asnes Commune is one of the 30 communes of Mirandela Municipality; it had 271 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 21.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Mar 2018

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