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Mora Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-02-05 by antonio martins
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Mora municipality
image by André Serranho, 14 Dec 2003
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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 green. The coat of arms is argent three immature indian corn ears proper tied gules on a bordure sable eight bees or. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE MORA".
António Martins, 14 Dec 2003

"Mora" (do not confuse with co-regional Moura, 300 km SSE) comes apparently from Latin "morus" (a kind of berry — "amora" in current Portuguese), of which there is none showing in the arms.
António Martins, 14 Dec 2003

Presentation of Mora

Mora municipality had 5797 inhabitants in 2000 (6410 in 1990), and it is divided in 4 communes, covering 443 km2. It belongs to the District of Évora, to the old province Alto Alentejo and to the would-be region Alentejo.
António Martins, 14 Dec 2003