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Madeira (Portugal)

Last modified: 2005-08-26 by antonio martins
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About the flag

Vertically blue yellow blue with a cross of the Order of Christ.
Željko Heimer, 25 Nov 1995

This flag is listed under number 16 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Madeira (Island province) - Portugal».
Ivan Sache, 12 Sep 1999

The flag of the autonomous region of Madeira is to be seen everywhere. Most flags I have seen in Madeira are plastic, not cloth. On boats, it is always associated with the Portuguese national flag. The coat of arms of the region has the same pattern (with apparently the central stripe slightly larger than the other ones) and is shown on buildings, buses, documents etc.
Ivan Sache, 18 Feb 2001

Presentation of Madeira

Madeira has a total area of 794 km2, and a population of 253 000 inhabitants as of 1991, living in 11 municipalities.
António Martins, 24 Jul 2001

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As in Brazil, there are in Madeira some samba schools, each with it’s own flag.
Jorge Candeias, 22 Feb 2001