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Municipality of Pedro Abad (Córdoba Province, Andalusia, Spain)

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The municipality of Pedro Abad (2,944 inhabitants in 2008; 2,346 ha) is located 35 km north-east of Córdoba.

The Basharat Mosque, inaugurated in PedroAbad in 1982, is the first Mosque built in Spain since the expelling of the Moors in 1492; it is ran by the Ahmaddiya Muslim Community, a Muslim sect founded in India in the late 19th century, established in Spain in 1946 and declared heretic by the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 1973.

Ivan Sache, 05 Jul 2009


The flag of Pedro Abad was approved by the Municipal Council on 24 October 2007 and submitted on 6 November 2007 to the General Directorate of Local Administration, which confirmed it by Decree on 14 November 2007, published in the Andalusian official gazette (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía, BOJA) No. 232 on 26 November 2007.

The relevant parts of the Decree are the following:

Flag made of two horizontal stripes of equal size; the upper purple (Pantone 2597cvc), recalling the colour of the flag of Castilie; the lower straw-coloured (Pantons 127cvc), recalling the livery of the soldiers of the lord of Pedro Abad during the reception of Philip IV in 1624. In the middle the official coat of arms of Pedro Abad.

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. 232, pp. 65-66, 26 Nov 2007

Ivan Sache, 05 Jul 2009