Last modified: 2015-07-28 by ivan sache
Keywords: porqueres | castle (green) | stripes: 6 (white-red) | crozier (blue) |
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image by Blas Delgado
Horizontally striped flag white-red-white-red-white-red, on its centre a green castle with open gate and windows, as high as 1/3 of the flag's height and occupying all stripes except the top one. Centred on the top two stripes, a blue vertical abbot's crozier, separated 1/18 [of the flag's height] from the top [of the castle or of the flag? maybe both?].
The flag is a banner of the arms (blazoned barry of six Argent and Gules a castle ajouré Vert surmounted by a crozier Azure). The castle is that of Porqueres, where the municipality originated; the stripes are the arms of the Porqueres-Santapau, primitive lords of the municipality; and the crozier represents the jurisdiction of the abbots of Banyoles. Flag adopted 29th November 1991. Source for image and text: Fluvià 2001.
Some additional information, extracted from this webpage of the Statistics Institute of Catalonia (Idescat):
Area (km2): 33.6
County: Pla de l'Estany
Population (2001): 3,675
Santiago Dotor, 27 Sep 2004
image from Eduardo Panizo's Vexilla Hispanica, 25 Jul 2003