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Flag of Gargantilla del Lozoya y Pinilla de Buitrago - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 July 2015
The municipality of Gargantilla del Lozoya y Pinilla de Buitrago (362 inhabitants in 2014; 2,412 ha; municipal website) is located in the north of the Community of Madrid.
Gargantilla del Lozoya y Pinilla de Buitrago is made of two villages,
merged into a single municipality at the end of the 19th century.
Known as Gargantilla del Lozoya, the municipality was renamed
Gargantilla del Lozoya y Pinilla de Buitrago by a Decree adopted on 31
August 2000 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published
on 8 May 2001 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No.
110, p. 16,600 (text). The name change was originally approved on 5 August 1999 by the Municipal Council.
Gargantilla del Lozoya was established by colonists from Garganta de los Montes, who fled an epidemic or could no longer pay the feudal taxes. The village of Santiago was deserted long time ago, of which only the chapel has remained. Juana la Beltraneja was proclaimed heiress of Castile and engaged with the Duke of Guyenne, the brother of King of France Louis XI, in Gargantilla del Lozoya.
Pinilla de Buitrago, first documented in the 16th century, was separated from the Community of the Town and Land of Buitrago in 1753.
Ivan Sache, 8 July 2015
The flag and arms of Gargantilla del Lozoya y Pinilla de Buitrago are
prescribed by a Decree adopted on 12 January 1989 by the Government of
the Community of Madrid and published on 16 February 1989 in the
official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 40, pp. 3-4 (text) and on 13 March 1989 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 61, p. 7,060 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:
Flag: Red flag with the municipal coat of arms in the center of the panel, in proportions 2:3.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Argent a bull sable, 2. Or a holly oak eradicated vert in base wavy azure and argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.
The Royal Academy of History validated the proposed symbols. The arms
represent cattle-breeding, the local vegetation and river Lozoya.
The Academy validated a flag described as "Tierced, horizontally double white, blue and green, charged at hoist with a black bull passant".
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 1988, 185, 2: 396]
Ivan Sache, 8 July 2015