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Villanueva de los Castillejos (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Villanueva de los Castillejos - Image from the Símbolos de Huelva website, 7 September 2016


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Presentation of Villanueva de los Castillejos

The municipality of Villanueva de los Castillejos (2,747 inhabitants en 2015; 26,400 ha; municipal website) is located 50 km north-west of Huelva.

Villlanueva de los Castillejos was originally known as El Lugar de los Castillejos. The place adopted its current name when granted the title of villa on 22 July 1631 by Philip IV.
"los Castillejos" (small castles) may refer to the small fortified houses established by the Romans in the area to store food and ammunition for the armies heading from the mouth of river Guadiana to Mérida.

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2016


Symbols of Villanueva de los Castillejos

The flag and arms of Villlanueva de los Castillejos, adopted on 15 December 1994 by the Municipal Council, are prescribed by Decree No. 204, adopted on 14 May 1996 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 18 July 1966 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 82, p. 8,260 (text). This was confirmed by a Resolution adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 11 x 18, made of five parallel stripes perpendicular to the hoist, the first, second, fourth and fifth of 1/6 of the [flag's] width and the third of 2/6; the first and the fifth, red, the second and the fourth, white, and the third, green. Charged in the center with the local coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Argent a palm tree vert on a base of the same surrounded by two castles gules. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2016