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Alcácer do Sal Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-06-04 by antónio martins
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Alcácer do Sal municipality
image by André Serranho, 16 Jun 2002
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain red background. The coat of arms is or, a castle gules open and lit of the same charged with an escutcheon charged with Portugal Ancien, the castle flanked by two St. James crosses and standing on a mound vert, in counterchief of six wavy fesses argent and azure upon which sails a ship or dresses argent and flagged of St. George. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE ALCÁCER DO SAL".
António Martins, 20 Sep 1998


Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Presentation of Alcácer do Sal

Alcácer do Sal municipality had 14 050 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 6 communes, covering 1040  km2. It belongs to the Setúbal District and to the old province of Baixo Alentejo.
António Martins, 20 Sep 1998 and 06 Aug 2001

The name means «Fortress of the Salt».
Sérgio Horta, 17 Jun 2002

Kasser in Arabic is more a palace then a fortress.
Dov Gutterman, 17 Jun 2002


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