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Beja Municipality (Portugal)

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[Beja municipality]
Jorge Candeias, 11 Oct 1998
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About the flag

The flag is an unusual flag because, despite the status of city, Beja uses a quartered flag, typical of towns, with a coat of arms in the centre. Unlike the flag, the coat of arms is typical: 5-towered mural crown above a shield above a scroll reading "CIDADE DE BEJA". The shield is golden with the portuguese quinas in chef sided by two black eagles, a proper bull's head in the center and a red castle below with silver doors and windows.
Jorge Candeias, 11 Oct 1998


Presentation of Beja

Beja is a district capital. The city is placed in inland southern Portugal. Used to be the capital of the province of Baixo Alentejo. The municipality is quite large and sparsely populated, as typically happens in Alentejo: 1140.2 sq. km and only 33 600 inhabitants dispersed in 18 communes. The economy is diverse, based in services in the head of the municipality and agriculture elsewhere. Amongst the district capitals, this is one of the poorest.
Jorge Candeias, 11 Oct 1998

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