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Guadix (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Presentation of Guadix

The municipality of Guadix (18,796 inhabitants in 2014; 32,426 ha) is located 60 km north-west of Granada. The municipality is made of the town of Guadix and of the villages of Estación de Guadix (966 inh.), Bácor (483 inh.), Hernán-Valle (32 inh.), Paulenca (181 inh.), Belerda (205 inh.), Olivar (556 inh.), and Los Balcones.

Ivan Sache, 15 January 2017


Symbols of Guadix

Guadix does not have a municipal flag, as confirmed on 27 September 2012 by the municipality.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 October 2012


Submunicipal entity of Bácor-Olivar

The submunicipal entity of of Bácor-Olivar was established by a Resolution adopted on 6 July 1993 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 31 August 1993 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 94, p. 8,033 (text).

Bácor was transferred in 1960 from Freila to Guadix, while Olivar was already listed in 1752 as a farm, than inhabited by eight households, depending on Guadix.
On 20 March 1990, 279 villagers from Bácor and Olivar tabled a request of establishment of a submunicipal entity at the municipality of Guadix. The process was officially initiated on 30 July 1992 by the Municipal Council, which eventually validated the request on 29 October 1992.
[Municipal website]

The flag (photo) and arms of Bácor-Olivar, adopted on 24 September 2008 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 10 October 2008 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Resolution adopted on 27 October 2008 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 10 November 2008 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 223, p. 24 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Panel in proportions 2:3 (width to length), horizontally divided into four stripes of equal width, green, white, brown, and yellow, from top to bottom. In the center of the panel, the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Argent a mount proper charged with a house argent port and windows sable ensigned by a cave of the same. A base embattle or a cherry tree eradicated vert and an olive tree of the same, the the first fructed or. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown closed.

The shield represents the structure of the village of Bácor. The lower part is made of houses built around the parish church in the plain. The upper part is made of a network of cave-dwellings established in the hillside, below the ruined castle. The trees must represent Olivar, which is made of small farms established in the plain.
[Municipal website]

Ivan Sache, 15 January 2017