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Sousel Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Sousel, Distrito de Portalegre

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[Sousel municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 Dec 2006
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About the Flag

It is a quite typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Dec 2006

Coat of arms

[Sousel municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Jan 2007

The arms are azure two arrows Or per saltire pointing downwards and tied Gules between four bees Or striped Sable hauriant and on a counterchief wavy Argent two fesses wavy Azure. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "SOUSEL".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Dec 2006

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1933.01.02.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Dec 2006

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 Sousel

Sousel municipality had 5780 inhabitants in 2001, and it is divided in 4 communes, covering 279,4 km². It is part of: Portalegre District, traditional province Alto Alentejo, 1999 ref. adm. region and C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo, and NUTS III Alentejo Central.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 Dec 2006

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