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Muñopedro (Municipality, Castile and León, Spain)

Last modified: 2013-10-03 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Muñopedro

The municipality of Muñopedro (332 inhabitants in 2010; 8,721 ha) is located in the southeast of Segovia Province, on the border with Ávila Province, 40 km km from Segovia.
Muñopedro, like many other villages located near Segovia, was named for his resettler, Muñ, the son of Pedro.

Ivan Sache, 24 April 2011


Symbols of Muñopedro

The flag and arms of Muñopedro are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 17 December 1996 by the Segovia Provincial Government, signed on 22 January 1997 by the President of the Government, and published on 13 January 1998 in the official gazette of Castile and León, No. 7 (text). The Decree is erroneously labelled "Arms and flag of Boceguillas"; a Decree adopted on 17 December 1996 by the Segovia Provincial Government, signed on 22 January 1997 by the President of the Government, and published on 13 January 1998 in the official gazette of Castile and León, No. 20 (text), corrects the misattribution of the symbols.
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular flag with proportions 1:1, tierced per pale blue, yellow and red. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: Tierced per mantle, 1. A St. Michael archangel armed slaying the demon, figured by a dragon, 2. Gules a two-staged aqueduct argent masoned sable over ten rocks argent [the Roman Segovia aqueduct], 3. Azure an abbot's crozier or per pale. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

The Royal Academy of History found the proposed coat of arms, with a complicated representation of St. Michael and of the Segovia aqueduct "too busy and far from the good traditional style". A more convincing design would replace the representation of the Archangel - which will be totally unidentifiable on small-sized arms - by a schematic representation. The proposed flag would be acceptable provided the arms are amended as required (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 1999, 196, 2: 342).

Ivan Sache, 24 April 2011