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Cuba Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Cuba municipality
image by André Serranho, 19 Jul 1999
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background quarterly (meaning town rank) of yellow and purple. The coat of arms is vert, a “bouquet” of ears of weath or tied with a ribbon gules, between two vine grapes. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE CUBA"
António Martins, 19 Jul 1999

Presentation of Cuba

Cuba municipality had 5360 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 4 communes, covering 171 km2. It belongs to the Beja District and to the old province of Baixo Alentejo. The curious toponymical identity with the caribbean country of the same name is motive of countless jokes, especially since Alentejo is traditionally a region of communist majority. "Cuba" means in fact "tub", and the variant "cuva" also exists; this is also the ethimology for the other Cuba’s name.
António Martins, 19 Jul 1999