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Alvito Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Alvito, Distrito de Beja

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[Alvito municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Coat of arms

[Alvito municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Feb 2000

The coat of arms is argent, a castle azure under a pair of olive branches proper tied gules; in base a bridge sable over a wavy fess argent fimbriated azure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE ALVITO".
The arms are either not canting, or only partly so, refering to the local Alvito river.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) Portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Alvito

Alvito municipality had 2500 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 2 communes, covering 261 km². It belongs to the Beja District and to the old province of Baixo Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

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