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Algatocín (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Algatocín - Image from the Símbolos de Málaga website, 11 September 2016

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Presentation of Algatocín

The municipality of Algatocín (834 inhabitants in 2015; 2,000 ha; municipal website) is located 140 km west of Málaga. The municipality is made of the villages of Algatocín and Salitre.
Algatocín was most probably established by the Berber tribe of Al Atusiyin. The oral tradition says that the place was named for Princess Agotisa, who lived here; she was probably the daughter of Abomelia, the second Moorish king of Ronda. There is no historical source backing this legend.

Ivan Sache, 11 September 2016

Symbols of Algatocín

The flag and arms of Algatocín, adopted on 31 March 2011 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 12 April 2011 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Resolution adopted on 31 May 2011 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 16 June 2011 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 117, p. 57 (text).
The "rehabilitated" symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 3:2 (length to width), divided into four equal parts by a vertical line and another, horizontal line at mid-length and mid-width, respectively, the parts at upper hoist and lower fly, blue, the other parts, white. In the center, the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Quarterly, 1. Argent a chestnut eradicated vert, 2. Azure a lion rampant crowned or holding a sword of the same, 3. Azure a chapel argent, 4. Argent a grapevine eradicated vert [Crown not mentioned].

Ivan Sache, 11 September 2001