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Viana do Alentejo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Viana do Alentejo, Distrito de Évora

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[Viana do Alentejo municipality] image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Sep 2006
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About the Flag

A typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quarterly (town status) red and blue background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

Coat of arms

[Viana do Alentejo municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 23 Sep 2006

The coat of arms is sable an inescutcheon gules charged with a golden lion flanked in fess by two inescutcheons argent charged each with a orbicular cross purpure and in pale by two hexagrams or. Mural crown argent with four visible towers town rank and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VIANA DO ALENTEJO".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

The stars of David, hexagrams, may refer to a Jewish influence and the orbicular crosses (blazoned in the law as patty) to the Templars, but I really dont know nothing specific about these arms. The flag background uses two tinctures (instead of one tincture and one metal), which contradicts the law but is not really veyr unusual.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

Version without Coat of Arms

[Viana do Alentejo municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin,
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

Presentation of Viana do Alentejo

Viana do Alentejo municipality had 5639 inhabitants in 2000, and it is divided in 3 communes, covering 393,6 km2. It belongs to the Évora District, to the traditional province Alto Alentejo, and to the would be administrative region and current NUT2/CCR region Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

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