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Paredes de Coura Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Paredes de Coura, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: paredes de coura | coat of arms: maize | waves: 3 | sickles: 2 |
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[Paredes de Coura municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 5 Dec 2006
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a quartered background (town rank) of yellow and blue. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1940.06.24.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 05 Dec 2006


Arms detail

Paredes de Coura municipal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 05 Dec 2006

The arms are sable three maize ears fruited or and stalked and leaved vert with stalks tied by a ribbon gules within two sickles argent with handles crossed per saltire and in base on a wavy fess argent a wavy fess azure. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE PAREDES DE COURA".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 05 Dec 2006


Version without the coat of arms

Paredes de Coura plain flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 2010

Presentation of Paredes de Coura

Paredes de Coura municipality had 9409 inhabitants in 2000, and it is divided in 21 communes, covering 138,2 km². It is part of of Viana do Castelo District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Minho-Lima. "Paredes de Coura" means "walls of Coura", refering to the cliffs banks of the river Coura (a Minho basin tributary). This is not hinted at by the chosen arms, except for the token reference to the river itself in the wavy fess.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 05 Dec 2006

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