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Portimão Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2001-08-16 by antonio martins
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[Portimão municipality]
by André Serranho, 12 Aug 1999
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of green and white. The coat of arms is gules, on a mound sable charged with a wavy fess vert fimbriated argent bearing a tuna fish argent lined sable, a tower argent open vert and masoned sable, between two king’s heads proper, dexter christian, sinister moorish. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DE PORTIMÃO".
António Martins, 12 Aug 1999

Presentation of Portimão

Portimão municipality had 39 440 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 3 communes, covering 179 km2. It belongs to the Faro District and to the old province of Algarve.
António Martins, 12 Aug 1999

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