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Cercal do Alentejo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Cercal do Alentejo, Concelho de Santiago do Cacém, Distrito de Setúbal

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[Cercal do Alentejo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 Nov 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of green and yellow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or, an oak twig Vert fruited of the same flanked in chief by two diamonds Gules, issuant from base two mountains Vert, Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CERCAL DO ALENTEJO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 18 December 1995
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

Presentation of Cercal do Alentejo

Cercal do Alentejo Commune is one of the eight communes of the Santiago do Cacém municipality (q.v.); it had 3362 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 136.4 km². Cercal de Alentejo had been seat of a municipality from 1836 to 1855. It was upgraded to a town in 1991.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2015

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