Flag of Portugal (GIF)

The flag of Portugal (Portuguese: Bandeira de Portugal) consists of two vertical bands: a green band on the hoist side and a larger red band on the fly side. The green represents hope for the nation's future and symbolizes King John I of Portugal, while the red embodies the Portuguese people's struggle for independence and signifies the bloodshed during battles. At the boundary between the green and red bands, there's a small coat of arms that includes five small blue shields with five white dots inside each, representing Portugal's historical victories over the Moors. The flag's design is a reflection of Portugal's rich history, its national identity, and its enduring spirit of hope, struggle, and achievement.

Adopted:June 30, 1911
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇵🇹

The coat of arms of Portugal is a highly symbolic emblem with rich historical significance. At its center is a white shield with a complex arrangement of symbols. The yellow armillary sphere behind the shield is an ancient astronomical instrument, symbolizing Portugal's pivotal role in the Age of Discoveries and its contributions to navigation and exploration. The blue shields on the white shield represent the Moorish kings defeated by King Afonso I, signifying Portugal's victories during the Reconquista. The red border is a reference to King Afonso III's connections to the Castilian monarchy, while the golden castles inside the border represent the Moorish fortresses that were conquered in the process of establishing Portuguese independence. Collectively, these elements convey Portugal's historical achievements, its struggle for independence, and its pioneering spirit in exploration and discovery.

The Portugal flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, mostly in southwestern Europe. Its capital is Lisbon, and its population is about 10.3 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Morocco and Spain.

The waving flag of Portugal with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Lisbon
Other major cities:Porto,
Official language:Portuguese
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:95.3% Portuguese,
4.7% Others
Religions:81.0% Roman Catholics,
3.3% Other Christians,
0.6% Other religions,
6.8% No religion,
8.3% Undeclared
Nationality names:Portuguese, Lusitanian
Area:92,212 km²
(35,603 sq mi)
Population:10.3 million (2021)
Country codes:PT, PRT (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.pt
Calling code:+351

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Portugal (Portuguese: Bandeira e brasão de armas de Portugal), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Portugal
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Portugal

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