Last modified: 2001-09-14 by antonio martins
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It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms
centered on a plain red background. The coat of arms is argent, a maltese
cross gules surrounded by seven towers of the same. Mural crown argent with
four visible towers (town rank) and white
scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE
António Martins, 25 Feb 2000
Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have
armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999
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, 25 Feb 2000, and Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 1999