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Muñana (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Muñana - Image by "Xavigivax" (Wikimedia Commons), slightly modified, 30 March 2011

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Presentation of Muñana

The municipality of Muñana (511 inhabitants in 2010; 3,361 ha) is located in the center of the Province of Ávila, 30 km of Ávila.

Ivan Sache, 30 March 2011

Symbols of Muñana

The flag and arms of Muñana are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 20 January 1998 by the Provincial Executive and published on 3 March 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 42 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular flag with proportions 1:1, crimson. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: Shield in Spanish shape. Per fess, 1. Gules a tower or masoned sable port and windows azure, 2. Azure a verraco argent on a terrace vert. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

A verraco, aka verraco de piedras (lit., "stone boar") is a granite sculpture representing a pig, a boar, a wild boar or a bull, made by the Vettones, a Celtic cattle-herder people (4th-3rd centuries BC).

The Royal Academy of History recalled that the proposed arms were designed from scratch. They feature charges - not necessarily heraldic - already represented on the medieval seals of the Ávila Council: a portion of wall with a gate and a verraco recalling the culture that existed in the Amblés valley. The two proposals were accepted without any objection.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2000, 197, 2: 341]

Ivan Sache, 25 February 2015