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Flag of Bacares - Image from the Símbolos de Almería website, 9 May 2014
The municipality of Bacares (273 inhabitants in 2013; 9,500 ha; municipal website) is located in the valley of river Almanzora, 100 km north of Almería.Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 October 2012
The flag and arms of Bacares, adopted on 22 April 1999 by the Municipal Council, are prescribed by Decree No. 347, adopted on 4 July 2000 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 29 July 2000 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 87, pp. 12,267-12,268 (text). This was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:
Flag: Red flag, in dimensions 150 cm in length on 100 cm in height, charged in the middle by the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Azure a mound marroon charged with a castle or port and windows azure, 2. Argent of Cross of the Order of St. James gules. Grafted in base sable a mulberry leaf vert. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed [open on the coat of arms in actual use].
The castle represents the defensive fortress. The Cross of the Order of St. James is a reference to Alfonso de Cárdenas, Master of the Order, who was granted the town by the Catholic Monarchs. Mulberry, a crop of deep Muslim tradition, was the base of a flourishing silk industry.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Almería (PDF file)]
The file previously submitted by the municipality of Bacares for the adoption of the coat of arms was declared null and void by a Resolution adopted on 11 October 1996 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 5 November 1996 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 127, p. 14,246 (text).
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 24 October 2012