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Parada Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Parada, Concelho de Carregal do Sal, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Parada (Carregal do Sal) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Aug 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, 29 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Argent and Azure, scales Or balanced by a flamy sword Argent hilted Gules, in chief a grapevine Purpure leaved Argent at dexter and a bunch of three corn cobs Or tied of the same at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "PARADA - CARREGAL DO SAL".
Sword and scales are attributes of St. Michael, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 8 February 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2015

Presentation of Parada

Parada Commune is one of the five communes of the Carregal do Sal municipality (q.v.); it had 806 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2015

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