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Paderne Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Paderne, Concelho de Melgaço, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-07-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Paderne(Melgaço) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 July 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, in chief two pairs of grapevines Or leaved Argent, the dexter pair ordered per bend sinister, the sinister pair ordered per bend, in centre an orb Or garnished Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "PADERNE - MELGAÇO".
The orb is an attribute of Jesus Christ as the Divine Saviour, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 July 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 5 January 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 July 2015

Presentation of Paderne

Paderne Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Melgaço municipality (q.v.); it had 1160 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 13.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 July 2015

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