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Flag of Santa Cruz de Marchena - Image from the Símbolos de Almería website, 9 May 2014
The municipality of Santa Cruz de Marchena (214 inhabitants in 2013; 2,000 ha; municipal website) is located 30 km north of Almería.
Santa Cruz de Marchena originates in the domain of Haratalgima (The Mosque's Borough), established in the 12th century as part of the tahá of Alboloduy. The domain was divided in the 16th century into the tahás of Marchena and Alboloduy; the village was renamed Santa Cruz de Marchena and territorial confusions were eventually solved with the support of the Duke of Maqueda.Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 8 November 2012
The flag and arms of Santa Cruz de Marchena are prescribed by Decree No. 255, adopted on 15 October 2002 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 7 November 2002 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 130, p. 21,635 (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: Rectangular panel, in proportions 1:1.5. Green flag, divided by a yellow cross whose arms have a height of 1/6 the flag's hoist and cantonned with four white flowers of orange tree of dimension in adequation with the available space.
Coat of arms: Vert a cross or cantonned with four flowers of orange tree argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.
The cross [cruz] alludes to the toponym, making the arms canting. Citrus cultivation, introduced in the 1970s, is the main source of income in the municipality.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Almería (PDF file)]
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 8 November 2012