List of Portuguese flags

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This is a list of flags used in Portugal.

National Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Portugal.svg 30 June 1911 - national flags and national ensign A green and red rectangle with the national coat of arms (an armillary sphere and a Portuguese shield).

Autonomous Regions[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Azores.svg 1979-present Flag of Autonomous Region of the Azores. This flag is similar to the flag of Portugal, used from 1830–1910, except that the Portuguese coat of arms has been removed and been replaced by the Goshawk (in Portuguese: Açor), the symbol of the Azores.
Flag of Madeira.svg 1978-present Flag of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. A blue-gold-blue vertical triband with a red-bordered white Cross of Christ in the center.

Governmental flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the President of Portugal.svg 1911–present Flag of the President of the Republic A green rectangle with the national coat of arms.
Flag of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic.svg 2006–present Flag of the Assembly of the Republic A white rectangle (ratio 2:3) with a centrally positioned minor coat of arms and a green bordure.
Flag of Portuguese Prime-Minister.svg 1972–present Prime Minister flag This flag is like the flag of the President, but is white with a green saltire with the Arms (sphere and shield) at the centre. There is a red border on all four sides with a pattern of laurel leaves in gold. This replaces the former flag of the Minister of defence.
Flag of Portuguese Minister.svg 1911–present Minister flag Same flag as the prime-minister, but without the red border.
Marinha de Portugal (1911-1974, Ministro).svg 1911–1974 Flag of the Minister of the Navy White flag with a green cross of Saint George, with the Arms in the centre. As the position of "Minister of the Navy" has been abolished, the flag is currently not used.
Flag of None.svg Flag of the Defence Minister
PT-War minister.GIF 1911–1974 Flag of the War/Army Minister Flag divided vertically like that of the Army, but with five white stars over all, arranged in a ring. As the position of "Minister of the War/Army" has been abolished, the flag is currently not used.

Military flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Military flag of Portugal.svg 30 June 1911 - Regimental colours of the Portuguese Armed Forces Equally divided in green and red with the national coat of arms enclosed by two yellow laurel shoots intersecting at their stems and bound by a white scroll bearing Camões's verse "Esta é a ditosa pátria minha amada" (English: "This is my beloved fortunate fatherland") as the motto.
Naval Jack of Portugal.svg 30 June 1911 - Naval jack of Portugal A square with a green-bordered red field charged with the national coat of arms on the center.

Historical Flags[edit]

National Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
PortugueseFlag1095.svg 1095–1143 A blue cross on a white (or silver) field.
PortugueseFlag1143.svg 1143–1185 A blue cross with five blue escutcheons each charged with 11 bezants on a white field.
PortugueseFlag1185.svg 1185–1248 Five blue escutcheons each charged with 11 bezants on a white field.
PortugueseFlag1248.svg 1248–1385 Five blue escutcheons each charged with 11 bezants on a white field. Border: red with yellow castles (number not fixed).
PortugueseFlag1385.svg 1385–1485 Five blue escutcheons each charged with 11 bezants on a white field. Border: red with yellow castles and a green cross of the Order of Avis.
PortugueseFlag1485.svg 1485–1495 Five blue escutcheons each charged with 5 bezants on a white field. Border: red with 7 yellow castles.
Flag Portugal (1495).svg 1495–1521
Flag Portugal (1521).svg 1521–1578
Flag Portugal (1578).svg 1578–1640
Flag Portugal (1616).svg 1616–1640 Putative flag
Flag Portugal (1640).svg 1640–1667
Flag Portugal (1667).svg 1667–1706
Flag Portugal (1707).svg 1706 - 1750 1826 - 1830
PortugueseFlag1750.png 1750–1816
Flag United Kingdom Portugal Brazil Algarves.svg 1816–1826
Flag Portugal (1830).svg 1830–1910 Used on land Vertical bicolour blue-white. Proportion of the fields: 1:1.
Flag Portugal sea (1830).svg 1830–1910 Used at sea Vertical bicolour blue-white. Proportion of the fields: 1:2.

Overseas Territories[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Government of Portuguese Macau (1976-1999).svg 1975 – 1999 Flag of the Government of Macau. During the Portuguese administration this flag also represented the Territory of Macau in the international forums, although it was not the official flag of the Portuguese colony. A light blue field charged with the coat of arms of Government of Macau.
Bandeira do Leal Senado.svg Flag of the Municipality of Macau, one of two local municipal governments. This was the flag used at the handover to China in 1999. A light blue field charged with the coat of arms of Municipality of Macau.

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