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Mira Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Mira, Distrito de Coimbra

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[Mira municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Jul 2007
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About the Flag

It is fairily typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow background.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Coat of arms

[Mira municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Jul 2007

The arms are Sable three maize ears Or tied Or and on a bordure Vert eight scallops Or. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE MIRA". The flag shows arms with bordure, just like the Portuguese national arms. Though this is correct Heraldry and shows an obvious influence, there are not too many such subnational arms in Portugal.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jul 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1934.01.16.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jul 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Mira

Mira municipality had 13 144 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 4 communes covering 106,09 km². It is part of Coimbra District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region , C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, and NUTS III Baixo Mondego.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Jul 2007

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