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[Córdoba city (Andalusia, Spain)]
image by José Luis Brugués

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New Unofficial City Flag

[New Unofficial Flag (Córdoba, Spain)]
image by Santiago Dotor

On May 2000 I saw some sort of city flag at a Cordobese hotel. This was a purple or crimson field, with in the middle a large logo-like coat of arms (showing a stylized view of the city, with the river, the Roman bridge and the mosque-cathedral) in blue and white, within a sort of black cogwheel with semicircular cogs.

Santiago Dotor, 15 Sep 2000

Some time ago, the City Council of Cordoba (which is governed by the Partido Comunista de España) took the decision that its "emblem" was to be that weird landscape, probably because they found the lion and the bordure [of Castile and Leon] far too monarchical. I have no notice of an official adoption, which would have to be approved by a higher instance [the Andalusian autonomous government], but it is actually used by the City Council with no restraint. The flag is the same as before anyway, red or crimson, the only change being in the central emblem.

José Luis Brugués, translated by Santiago Dotor, 15 Sep 2000

I have prepared a GIF of what I actually saw. The field was not red but purple. I am no longer sure about the colours within the cogwheel (this one was certainly black), though I seem to recall it was mostly blue. The logo I found at the Cordoba City Council official website was red however, so maybe what I saw was red on blue.

Santiago Dotor, 18 Sep 2000

Submunicipal Entity of Encinajero de Córdoba

The "Entidad de Ámbito Territorial Inferior al Municipio" (Submunicipal entity) of Encinajero de Córdoba is part of the municipality of Córdoba.

The flag, arms and anthem of Encinajero were approved by the Local Council on 28 March 2008 and submitted on 10 April 2008 to the General Directorate of Local Administration, which confirmed them by Decree on 28 April 2008, published in the Andalusian official gazette (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía, BOJA) No. 97 on 16 May 2008.

The relevant parts of the Decree are the following:

Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Argent an R-shaped figure gules charged with a plough sable fimbriated argent; in base, five poplars vert with trunk proper on a terrace vert. The shield surmounted with a Spanish Royal crown closed.

Flag: Rectangular panel in proportions 3 in length on 2 in hoist, horizontally divided in two equal stripes: the upper white and the lower green. In the middle, the coat of arms of the entity.

The symbols should be registered on the Andalusian Register of Local Entities, with their official written description and graphics (as originally submitted, but unfortunately not apprended to the Decree).

Source: BOJA No. 97, pp. 72-75, 16 May 2008 [PDF]

The trees on the coat of arms are poplars ("álamos"), while the name of the village refers to the oak ("encina")!

Ivan Sache, 04 Jul 2009