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Páramo de Boedo (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2014-12-29 by ivan sache
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Flag of Páramo de Boedo - Image by "Valdavia" (Wikimedia Commons), slightly modified, 17 December 2010

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Presentation of Páramo de Boedo

The municipality of Páramo de Boedo (97 inhabitants in 2009; 2,276 ha) is located 70 km from Palencia. The municipality is made of the villages of Páramo (capital), Villaneceriel de Boedo (15 inh.) and Zorita del Páramo (39 inh.).
Páramo de Boedo got its name from Latin paramos, "a flat land", and river Boedo, watering the municipality. Villaneceriel could have been "Nazariel's estate". Zorita means "a forest dove of blue color".

Ivan Sache, 17 December 2010

Symbols of Páramo de Boedo

The flag (photo) and arms of Páramo de Boedo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 7 March 2005 by the Municipal Council, signed on 23 March 2005 by the Mayor, and published on 5 April 2005 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 64, p. 5,740 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Flag with proportions 2:3, tierced at hoist and divided at fly. The fly panel blue or azure and red or gules, in the middle the municipal coat of arms in full colors; tierced at hoist, white or argent, three black (or sable) cauldrons.
Coat of arms: Shield of Spanish shape. Per fess, 1. Azure a Royal crown open or five florets visible, 2. Gules waves argent and azure, a bordure argent eight cauldrons sable. The shield surmonted with a Royal Spanish crown.

The cauldrons come from the arms of Lara, once owners of the three villages forming the municipality.

Ivan Sache, 17 December 2010