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Portel Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2001-09-14 by antonio martins
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[Portel municipality]
by António Martins, 25 Feb 2000
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About the flag

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 PORTEL".
António Martins, 25 Feb 2000

Version without the coat of arms

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

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, 25 Feb 2000, and Sérgio Horta, 25 Oct 1999

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