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Fuencemillán (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

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Flag of Fuencemillán - Image by "Nethunter", Wikimedia Commons, 6 September 2019


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Presentation of Fuencemillán

The municipality of Fuencemillán (99 inhabitants in 2015; 725 ha) is located 40 km north of Guadalajara.

Ivan Sache, 6 September 2019


Symbols of Fuencemillán

The flag of Fuencemillán (photo) is prescribed by an Order issued on 9 April 2007 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 20 April 2007 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 83, p. 9,799 (text).
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel, in proportions 2:3, gyronny of 12 yellow and black pieces. In the panel's center, the municipal coat of arms in full colors.

The flag was approved "without any difficulty" by the Royal Academy of History. Its striking design was common in the 16th century, although not common in Spain, the banner of Ceuta, which is of Protuguese origin, excepted.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 104:1, 183. 2007]

The coat of arms of Fuencemillán is prescribed by Decree No. 106, issued on 8 September 1987 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 15 September 1987 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 44, p. 3,220 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:

Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Or two rifles sable crossed together. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Philip II's Relaciones Topgráficas report that "Fuencemillán uses for arms two rifles, whose reason and cause are unknown, and does not use any other arms." These early arms fell in oblivion, since the municipality used the national arms in 1860.
[Jorge Hurtado Maqueda. 2008-2010. Vexilología local en Guadalajara. Wad-al-Hayara: Revista de estudios de Guadalajara 35-37, 475-505 ]

Ivan Sache, 6 September 2019