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Padilla de Abajo (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Padilla de Abajo

The municipality of Padilla de Abajo (93 inhabitants in 2010; 2,776 ha; municipal website) is located 50 km of Burgos.

Padilla is mentioned in the Becerro de las Behetrías (14th century) as belonging to the famous Padilla lineage, that gave four Masters and two Commanders of the Order of Calatrava, a Master of the Order of Saint James, a Marshal of Castile and several other nobles involved in the service of the kings. Queen María de Padilla, Peter I's wife, also belonged to this lineage. The Padilla were succeeded as the village's lords by their descendants, the Dukes of Infantado.

Ivan Sache, 1 April 2011

Symbols of Padilla de Abajo

The flag and arms of Padilla de Abajo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 12 March 1998 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 16 March 1998 by the President of the Government, and published on 3 April 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 64 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular flag, with proportions 1:1, blue with a red cross. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Azure three pans [padillas] argent each with a crescent of the same, 2. Gules a tower argent ensigned with three fleurs-de-lis of the same surrounded with two crosses of the same. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

Ivan Sache, 1 April 2011