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Malpica do Tejo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Malpica do Tejo, Concelho de Castelo Branco, Distrito de Castelo Branco

Last modified: 2016-03-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Malpica do Tejo commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Or, an bend sinister wavy Azure charged with two bendlets sinister wavy Argent,, in dexter chief a cross patty Gules charged with a Greek cross Argent, in sinister base an oak branch Vert fruited Gules and an olive branch Vert fruited Sable crossed in base per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "MALPICA DO TEJO".
The cross is alluding to the Order of the Knights of Christ.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 14 January 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2016

Presentation of Malpica do Tejo

Malpica do Tejo Commune is one of the 19 communes of Castelo Branco Municipality; it had 517 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 246.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2016

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