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Montijo Municipality (Portugal)

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[Montijo municipality]
by António Martins, 25 Feb 2000
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (city rank) of green and yellow. The coat of arms is argent, a St. James cross between two rudders proper, all between two garbs or tied gules; in point, on mound verd a wavy fess azure fimbriated argent. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank), and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DO MONTIJO". The arms are more or less canting, as "montijo" is an old form for "small hill" (montilho).
António Martins, 25 Feb 2000


Presentation of Montijo

Montijo municipality had 36 000 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 8 communes, covering 347 km2. It belongs to the Setúbal District and to the old province of Extremadura.
António Martins, 25 Feb 2000

Oliveira de Frades is one of the three portuguese municipalities to have exclaves (excluding islands), the others being Vila Real de Santo António (two pieces separated by strip of land bellonging to Castro Marim, both with coast line) and Montijo (the main though smaller part as coast line); no part of Oliveira de Frades has coast line.
António Martins, 30 Oct 2001


Commune flags

The site of the Câmara Municipal de Montijo at http://www.mun-montijo.pt/Juntasfreg/ has all the flags of the freguesias (communes, Portuguese 3rd level) that compose the municipality of Montijo, i.e.:

At http://www.fisicohomepage.hpg.ig.com.br/montijo.htm (Sérgio Hortaʼs website) there are better pictures of some Montijoʼs freguesias, and the difference between the flags of indoor and outdoor use.
Francisco Santos, 05 Feb 2003

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