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Portel Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Portel, Concelho de Portel, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2016-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Portel commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Aug 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, five lozenges Gules ordered 2:1:2, the central lozenge is charged with a Maltese cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "FREGUESIA DE PORTEL".
The cross is alluding to the Knights of the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 February 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Presentation of Portel

Portel Commune is one of the six communes of Portel Municipality; it had 2661 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 156.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

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