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Mora Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Mora, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2014-10-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mora municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 14 Dec 2003
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quarterly of yellow and green.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Dec 2003

Coat of arms

[Mora municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Dec 2003

he coat of arms is Argent three immature indian corn cobs proper tied gules on a bordure Sable eight bees Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE MORA".
"Mora" (do not confuse with co-regional Moura, 300 km SSE) comes apparently from Latin "morus" (a kind of berry — "amora" in current Portuguese), of which there is none showing in the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Dec 2003

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on 18 November 1935
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Dec 2003

Version without Coat of Arms

[Mora municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Mora

Mora municipality had 5797 inhabitants in 2000 (6410 in 1990), and it is divided in 4 communescommunes, covering 443 km². It belongs to the District of Évora, to the old province Alto Alentejo and to the would-be region Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Dec 2003

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