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Benavente Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-10-22 by antónio martins
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Benavente municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 2010
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About the flag

Now, this is a fairly typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a white and green quartered background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : II Série in 1972.06.30, an unusually late date.
António Martins, 11 Sep 2007

Arms detail

Benavente municipal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 2010

The shield of the coat of arms. It shows a flag, and it also shows on a flag.
António Martins, 29 Sep 2007

The arms are Argent under a flag per pale turned sinister dancetty Argent and Vert staffed Sable a latin cross fleury Vert void of the field and both between two rope coils Purpure. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Benavente".
António Martins, 30 Sep 2007

Flagoid detail

Benavente municipal arms detail
image by António Martins, 2010

Version without the coat of arms

Benavente plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Previous flag

Benavente municipality
image by Jorge Candeias and António Martins, 2010

The current flag was approved relatively late, surely after an agreement was reached between the local government and the heraldic authority. This happens not rarely, but this time the previous arms, over which the disagreement was about, were used on a flag.
António Martins, 30 Sep 2007

Flagoid detail

Benavente municipal arms detail
image by António Martins, 2010

Presentation of Benavente

Benavente municipality had 23 256 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 4 communes covering 521,47 km². It is part of Santarém District, traditional province Ribatejo, 1999 ref. adm. region Estremadura e Ribatejo, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo, pre-2002 C.C.R. / NUTS II Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, and NUTS III Lezíria do Tejo.
António Martins, 30 Sep 2007


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