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Évora Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Évora municipality
image by António Martins, 06 Nov 1998
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About the flag

City rank, honoured with the Order of Tower and Sword. The flag is red and yellow gyronny and the coat of arms is or, a christian knight riding a horse sable dressed and haired argent, holding a blood stained sword; in point, a cut off head of a moor proper and dressed argent and a cut off head of a christian woman also proper and dressed argent — both blood stained. No comments about the story this tells… The scroll reads "MUI NOBRE E SEMPRE LEAL CIDADE DE ÉVORA", meaning «Most noble and ever loyal city of Evora».
António Martins, 06 Nov 1998

Presentation of Évora

Évora is a large “province” city (by portuguese standards), capital of a municipality with 1308 km2 and 53 880 inhabitants in 16 communes. Belongs to the Évora district and to the traditional province Alto Alentejo and will be in the future region Alentejo.
António Martins, 06 Nov 1998