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The municipality of La Gallega (72 inhabitants in 2009; 1,735 ha; municipal website) is
located 70 km of Burgos.
La Gallega, documented since the 10th century, was probably named for a Galician (gallega) dame who settled there. Part of the County of Lara, the village incorporated the neighboring hamlets of Salgüero and Peña Aguda.
Ivan Sache, 3 April 2011
The flag of La Gallega is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 10
February 2000 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 21 February 2000 by the President of the Government, and published on 6
March 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 45 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Quadrangular flag, with proportions 1:1, four-colored. Horizontally divided: upper stripe (0.3 in height) white, middle stripe (0.4 in height) red, lower stripe (0.3 in height) yellow. From the upper right to the lower left corner a green stripe of 0.2 in height. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms.
The Royal Academy of History approved the proposed flag (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2003, 200, 2: 168).
The coat of arms of La Gallega is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 11
March 1999 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 29 March 1999 by the President of the Government, and published on 12 April 1999 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 67, p. 3,884 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Gules a bend vert fimbriated or charged with three eight-pointed stars or in chief a pine eradicated argent in base a castle or ensigned with a cross of the same. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.
The Royal Academy of History approved the proposed arms (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2000, 197, 1: 180).
Ivan Sache, 3 April 2011mailme.html