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About Flag of Portugal
The Portugal Flag is the national flag of the Republic. It is a rectangular bicolour with a field unevenly divided into green on the hoist, and red on the anvil. The coat of arms is centered on the boundary of the colors of the flag, an equal distance from top and bottom edges. On 30 June 1911, less than a year after the fall of constitutional monarchy, this design was officially adopted for the new national flag, after being selected from among several proposed by a commission whose members included Columbano Bordallo Pinheiro, Jo?o Chagas and Abel Botelho.
The combination of the new field of colors, especially the use of green, was not traditional in the composition of the National Flag Portuguese and represented a radical republican-inspired, which broke ties with the religious monarchical flag. Since the failed attempt at insurrection Republican January 31, 1891, red and green had been established as the colors of the Portuguese Republican Party and its associated movements, whose political importance continued to grow until it reaches a peak in the period following the Republican revolution of 5 October 1910. In the following decades, these colors were popularly propagandized as representing the hope of the nation and blood of those who died defending it, so as to give it a more patriotic and dignified, therefore less political and sentimental.
The design of the current flag represents a dramatic change in the evolution of the Portuguese standard, which has always been closely associated with the royal arms. Since the founding of the country, the national flag evolved from blue cross on white background Dom Afonso Henriques to the coat of arms of liberal monarchy on a blue rectangle and white. Among these, major changes associated with determining political events contributed to its evolution to the current design.