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Morata de Tajuña (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of Morata de Tajuña - Image by Ivan Sache, 11 August 2015

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Presentation of Morata de Tajuña

The municipality of Morata de Tajuña (7,452 inhabitants in 2014; 4,300 ha; history) is located in the south-east of the Community of Madrid, 40 km of Madrid.

Morata de Tajuña was named for mulberries (morales), for a Moor named Morata, of for the walls (muros) of an old castle ruined in the 16th century. Roman epigraphic writings were found in different parts of the town, including the old toponym Licinia.
After the Christian reconquest, Morata was transferred to the Archbishop of Toledo. In 1133, King Alfonso XI sold the village to Juan Puerto Carreño. Morata was granted the status of villa in 1575. In the 18th century, the town belonged to the Marquis of Astorga and Count de Altamira.

Ivan Sache, 15 July 2015

Symbols of Morata de Tajuña

The flag of Morata de Tajuña (photo, photo) is blue with the municipal coat of arms in the middle. The symbols do not appear to have been officially approved.

The coat of arms of Morata is made of the Royal arms of Spain used in 1575, surrounded by a white scroll inscribed "MORATA DE TAJUÑA / ANNO 1575 / VILLA DE LA CORONA". Between the base of the shield and the scroll is placed a cartouche inscribed "D / LICINIA".

Ivan Sache, 15 July 2015