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Porto de Mós Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Porto de Mós, Distrito de Leiria

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[Porto de Mós municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 31 July 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and red.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 July 1999

Coat of arms

[Porto de Mós municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The coat of arms is Sules, a castle Or masoned Sable with port and windows Sable, on each of the lateral towers a tree Vert , all flanked by two 8-point stars Argent, in base three plane leaves Or between two millstones Argent, each perched by a bird of the same. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE PORTO DE MÓS".
"Porto de Mós" means "Millstone Harbour", so these arms show partial canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 July 1999 / 29 Aug 2001

Flag adopted and published in Diário da República: III Sérieon 14 June 1986
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 July 1999

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Porto de Mós

Porto de Mós municipality had 23 680 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 10 communes, covering 260 km². It belongs to theLeiria District and to the traditional province of Estremadura.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 July 1999

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