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Ferreira do Alentejo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Ferreira do Alentejo, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2014-11-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ferreira do Alentejo municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin and André Serranho, 13 Nov 1998
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Nov 1998

Coat of arms

[Ferreira do Alentejo municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Nov 1998

Argent, castle tower Sable, masoned Argent with port and windows Argent between a sword-cross of the Santiago order superimposed by a scallop Or dexter and a figure of a farrier skirted Sable sinister, in chief four wheat ears Or leaved Vert. Mural crown with four visible towers Argent and white scroll reading "VILA DE FERREIRA DO ALENTEJO".
The farrier (or blacksmith), in Portuguese: Ferreiro is a canting element.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Nov 1998

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on 2 July 1936
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Nov 1998

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 Ferreira do Alentejo

Ferreira do Alentejo is a medium sized town, capital of a municipality with 648 km² and 9790 inhabitants in four communes. It is located currently in the Beja district and once belonged to the Baixo Alentejo province.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Nov 1998

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