Parainen maalaiskunta

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PARAISTEN MALAAISKUNTA - PARGAS LANDSKOMMUN

Region : Varsinais-Suomi
Former province : Länsi-Suomi (until 1997 Turku and Pori)
Incorporated into : 1967 Parainen

Parainen maalaiskunta Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Punaisessa kentässä nouseva, reunoihin ulottuva, porttiholvilla varustettu muuri, jonka yläpuolella kolme simpukkaa; kaikki kultaa.
I rött fällt en uppstigande, genomgaende mur med portvalv, däröver tre musslor; allt av guld.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 12, 1952.

The gate refers to the former local gate, which was the only way to go to Parainen/Pargas through the archipelago. The gate played also a main role in the Great Northern War.

The shells in the chief refer to the chalk quarries in the area.


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Literature : Pirinen, K. Local coats of arms in Finland (Suomen kunnallisvaakunat), Vantaa, 1982, 216 p.