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São Brás de Alportel Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-08-13 by antónio martins
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São Brás de Alportel municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 17 May 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairly typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a green and black quarterly (town rank) background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : I Série in 1941.03.22.
António Martins, 17 May 2007

Arms detail

São Brás de Alportel municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 19 May 2007

The arms are Argent a holm oak Vert trunked Sable and fruited Or issuant from coupaux Sable emphasized Or and flanked at dexter chief by a Christian King’s head and at dexter chief by a Moorish King’s head and in campaign a fess wavy Vert on a a fess wavy Argent. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Vila de São Brás de Alportel". (Yes, there’s Or on Argent and even Argent on Argent in this coat of arms!)
António Martins, 17 May 2007


Version without the coat of arms

São Brás de Alportel plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

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 São Brás de Alportel

São Brás de Alportel municipality had 10 032 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of a single commune covering 150,05 km². It is part of São Brás de Alportel District, traditional province, 1999 ref. adm. region, current C.C.R. / NUTS II, and NUTS III Algarve.
António Martins, 17 May 2007


São Brás de Alportel Commune

São Brás de Alportel commune
image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Nov 2007

It is a fairly typical portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centered on plain white background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 2000.10.03.
António Martins, 30 Nov 2007

Arms detail

Vila Boa do Bispo communal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 01 Dec 2007

The arms are Vert a cork oak Argent debarked Or and fruited Sable between a sword Argent set in pale and poining upwards shoved across a open crown crown Or with three stems at dexter and a crescent Argent surmounted by an estoile Or at sinister. Mural crown argent with three visible towers (commune rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Freguesia de São Brás de Alportel".
António Martins, 30 Nov 2007

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 São Brás de Alportel Commune

São Brás de Alportel Commune is the only one in the eponymous municipality, and it shares its geographic and demographic data.
António Martins, 30 Nov 2007


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