Last modified: 2002-06-14 by antonio martins
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Flag and coat of arms adopted on 30 June 1911
The portuguese national flag is a 2:3 rectangle divided vertically into green
at the hoist (2/5 of the flag’s length) and red at the fly (3/5). Centered in this
partition a coat of arms consisting on an armillary sphere charged with the
traditional portuguese shield.
António Martins, 04 Jun 1997
The portuguese constitution is extremely laconic regarding flags. The only specifically vex info there is in Article 11 (National symbols), paragraph 1. and reads (my translation):
The national flag, symbol of the soveregnty of the Republic and of Portugal’s independence, unity and integrity, is the one adopted by the Republic established by the Revolution of 5 October 1910.And that’s it. The Portuguese constitution, by the way, has 299 articles, some of them quite long.