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Ifanes e Paradela (Anfainç i Paradela) United Commune (Portugal)

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União das Freguesias de Ifanes e Paradela (Anfainç i Paradela), Concelho de Mirando do Douro, Distrito de Viana do Castelo


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Introduction of Ifanes e Paradela

Ifanes e Paradela (Anfainç i Paradela) was established, when the villages of Ifanes (Anfainç) and Paradela merged in 2013. The names in brackets are Mirandese, the local language.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2016


Former Ifanes commune (until 2013)

[Ifanes (Anfainç) commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2016

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Source: phone call by António Martins-Tuválkin
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2016

Coat of arms

[Ifanes (Anfainç) commune CoA (until 2013)] image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Feb 2016

Shield Argent two sheaves (thus blazoned: they are just bundles of three ears each, as depicted) of wheat Vert tied Gules set in fess, in chief a mill grindwheel Gules pierced Argent and in base a cow Sable armed and eyed Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "IFANES". In spite of the bilingual status (enshrined in the Constitution of 1999), the scroll of the arms is not bilingual, according to the law (signed in 2007).
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Feb 2016

Published in Diário da República: III Série on 20 July 2004
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Feb 2016


Presentation of Ifanes

Ifanes (Anfainç) Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mirando do Douro Municipality; it had 160 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 28.5 km². Like all toponyms in the municipality, this commune has two names: Ifanes in Portuguese and Anfainç in Mirandese (the local syncretic Asturian-Leonese dialect complex, co-official language of Portugal and given a standard orthography); each is the translation of the other and both are an untranslatable, apparently meaningless toponym.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Feb 2016


Former Paradela commune (until 2013)

This webpage displays just an empty shield. The commune probably had no proper symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2016


Presentation of Paradela

Paradela (Paradela) Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Mirando do Douro Municipality; it had 165 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 13.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2016


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