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Benavente Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Benavente, Concelho de Benavente, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-05-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Benavente commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 May 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, a horse passant Purpure between a rice ear and an oak branch, both Vert crossed per saltire, in chief a Latin cross fleury Vert. Mural crown with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE BENAVENTE".
The cross fleury is representing the Order of Avis. The horse is representing horse breading in the commune. Rice and oak are representing agriculture as main business line.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 December 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Presentation of Benavente

Benavente Commune is one of the four communes of the Benavente municipality (q.v.); it had 9174 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 130.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

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