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Vale do Paraíso Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vale do Paraíso, Concelho de Azambuja, Distrito de Lisboa

Last modified: 2015-05-02 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vale do paraiso | apple tree | tree of live | coronet | grapevine |
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[Vale do Paraíso commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Apr 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, an apple tree eradicated Vert fruited Or, the trunk gorged with a coronet Or, flanked by two grapevines Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "VALE DO PARAÍSO".
The tree is a quasi-canting element, representing the tree of life described in Genesis.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 22 July 1992
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2015

Presentation of Vale do Paraíso

Vale do Paraíso Commune is one of the seven communes of the Azambuja municipality (q.v.); it had 880 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2015

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