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Municipality of Fuentes de Carbajal (Leon Province, Castile and Leon, Spain)

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Introduction

The municipality of Fuentes de Carbajal (124 inhabitants in 2009; 3,213 ha) is located in the south of the Province of Leon, at mid distance from Don Juan de Valencia and Valderas. The municipality is made of the two villages of Fuentes de Carbajal and Carbajal de Fuentes. The name of the village means "Fountains / Sources in the oak grove"; "carbajal" is cognate with Leonese "carvayo / carvajo" and Galician "carvallo," "an oak."

Ivan Sache, 23 Jan 2010


Description

As reported in "Diario de León," 23 Jan 2010, the flag and arms of Fuentes de Carbajal are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 17 February 2009 by the Municipal Council, signed on 3 December 2009 by the Mayor, and published on 22 January 2010 in the official gazette of Castile and Leon, No. 14, p. 4,100. No detail is given on the design process of the symbols, which are described as follows:

Municipal flag: Rectangular flag in proportions 2:3, made of two equal horizontal stripes, 1/2 and 1/2 [sic], the upper green and the lower crimson red, separated by a golden fimbriation, with a vertical white stripe of 1/3 of the flag hoist charged with the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Or a fountain gules with two pipes azure flanked by two oaks ["carbajos"] proper, 2a. Vert a tower argent masoned sable, 2b. Argent a lion rampant purple armed langued and crowned or. A border gules with the writing "Fuentes de Cabrajal." The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Sources: "Diario de León," 23 Jan 2010, http://bocyl.jcyl.es/boletines/2010/01/22/pdf/BOCYL-D-22012010-20.pdf

The flag was, beyond reasonable doubt, designed by Laureano M. Rubio Pérez, the author of other local flags with a similar design - for instance, Santa María del Páramo, Villares de Órbigo and Villamandos.

Ivan Sache, 18 Oct 2010


Coat of Arms

Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Or a fountain gules with two pipes azure flanked by two oaks ["carbajos"] proper, 2a. Vert a tower argent masoned sable, 2b. Argent a lion rampant purple armed langued and crowned or. A border gules with the writing "Fuentes de Cabrajal." The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Source: http://bocyl.jcyl.es/boletines/2010/01/22/pdf/BOCYL-D-22012010-20.pdf

Ivan Sache, 18 Oct 2010