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Vera Cruz Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Vera Cruz, Concelho de Portel, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2016-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vera Cruz (Portel) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 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 white field.
Source: Portel municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, divided by a throughout Greek cross Or, each quarter charged with a Maltese cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "VERA CRUZ - PORTEL".
The throughout cross probably is symbolizing the True Cross, upon which Jesus Christ was crucified. The Maltese crosses are alluding to the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 23 October 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

Presentation of Vera Cruz

Vera Cruz Commune is one of the six communes of Portel Municipality; it had 458 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 44.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2016

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