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Montijo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Montijo, Distrito de Setúbal

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[Montijo 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 field gyronny (city rank) of green and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Coat of arms

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

The coat of arms is Argent, a St. James cross between two rudders proper, all between two sheaves Or tied Gules; in point, on mound Vert a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank), and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DO MONTIJO".
The arms are more or less canting, as "montijo" is an old form for "small hill" (montilho).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 04 March 1986
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

[Montijo municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Montijo

Montijo municipality had 36 000 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in five communes, covering 347 km². It belongs to the Setúbal District and to the old province of Extremadura.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Feb 2000

Montijo is one of the three Portuguese municipalities to have exclaves,excluding islands, (the main though smaller part as coast line), the others being Oliveira de Frades, no part of it has coast line and Vila Real de Santo António (two pieces separated by strip of land belonging to Castro Marim, both with coast line)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Oct 2001

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