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Brea de Tajo (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of Brea de Tajo - Image by Ivan Sache, 1 July 2015

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Presentation of Brea de Tajo

The municipality of Brea de Tajo (568 inhabitants in 2014; 4,433 ha; municipal website) is located in the extreme south-east of the Community of Madrid, 70 km of Madrid.

Brea de Tajo, of Arab origin, was first mentioned in a document dated 26 June 1326. Brea remained a hamlet of Almoguera until 1401, when granted the status of villa by Gonzalo Núñez de Guzmán, Master of the Order of Calatrava. The grant was subsequently confirmed by the Catholic Monarchs. In 1538, Charles I sold Brea to Luis Hurtado de Mendoza, Marquis of Móndejar.

Ivan Sache, 1 July 2015

Symbols of Brea de Tajo

The flag (photos) and arms of Brea de Tajo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 May 1995 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 13 July 1995 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 165, p. 9 (text) and on 4 August 1995 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 185, p. 242 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In proportions 2:3, panel made of four triangles formed by its diagonals, red at the top, yellow at hoist, green at the bottom, and white at fly.
Coat of arms: Quartered per saltire, 1. and 4. Vert a bend gules fimbriated or, 2. and 3. Or a Cross of Calatrava gules. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

Ivan Sache, 1 July 2015