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Portel Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Portel, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2014-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Portel municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Coat of arms

[Portel municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The coat of arms is Argent, a Maltese cross Gules surrounded by seven towers of the same with port and windows Azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE PORTEL".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Publicada no Diário do Governo, I Série de Diário do Governo : I Série on 29 February 1936
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) Portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Portel

Portel municipality had 7340 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 8 communes, covering 601 km². It belongs to the Évora District and to the old province of Alto Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

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