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Campo Maior Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2007-07-28 by antónio martins
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Campo Maior municipality
image by António Martins, 03 Oct 1998
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About the flag

Flag: Quartered red over blue, arms in center. Coat of arms: argent, on a saltire of palm leaves vert cornered by four lions gules, passant and armed with swords argent, an eschuteon argent charged with a saltire of five blue rounels and bordered or, argent mural crown of four towers (town status), argent scroll reading "LEAL E VALOROSA VILA DE CAMPO MAIOR", over a smaller scroll reading "LEALDADE E VALOR", meaning «loyal and brave town of Campo Maior | Loyalty and Bravery».
António Martins, 03 Oct 1998

Presentation of Campo Maior

Campo Maior, which means "Larger Field" (as in battle field), is a border municipality, often under spanish invasion or occupation. The unusual scrolls refer to this. It has 8490 inhabitants in 247 km2 and belongs to the old province of Alto Alentejo, to the region to be of Alentejo and to the current Portalegre District.
António Martins, 03 Oct 1998

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