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Flag of Fuentespina - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 May 2011
The municipality of Fuentespina (728 inhabitants in 2010; 1,203 ha; municipal website) is located in the south of the Province of Burgos, 90 km of Burgos.
Fuentespina is named for a fountain (fuente) located near a thorny bush (espina). The village depended on the Council of Aranda de Duero until 1636, when King Philip IV granted to Fuentespina the title of Royal village.
Ivan Sache, 19 May 2011
The flag of Fuentespina, designed by Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila, Chronicler of Arms of Castilla y León, is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 10 July 1997 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 23 July 1997 by the President of the Government, and published on 31 July 1997 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 145 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Quadrangular flag, with proportions 1:1, quartered red and green. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
The Royal Academy of History validated the proposed flag, on which appears the municipal arms previously validated by the Academy (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 1999, 196, 2: 339).
The coat of arms of Fuentespina is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 1
July 1993 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 30 August 1993 by the President of the Government, and published on 16 September 1993
in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 179 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Gules a fountain [fuente] or supplying water, 2. Or a thorny bush [espina] proper eradicated fructed gules. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.
The Decree mentions the "rehabilitation" of the arms, which indicates that these arms, or similar ones, were already used in the past. The "rehabilitation" process was also performed by Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila.
Ivan Sache, 19 May 2011mailme.html