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Aznalcázar (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Aznalcázar - Image from the Símbolos de Sevilla website, 27 May 2014

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Presentation of Aznalcázar

The municipality of Aznalcázar (4,349 inhabitants in 2014; 44,984 ha) is located 25 km south-west of Seville.

Ivan Sache, 27 May 2014

Symbols of Aznalcázar

The flag (photo, photo) and arms of Aznalcázar, adopted on 7 November 1997 by the Municipal Council and validated on 5 March 1998 by the Royal Academy of Córdoba, are prescribed by Decree No. 84, adopted on 14 April 1998 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 12 May 1998 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 53 (text). This was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are prescribed as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel, one and a half longer (from hoist to fly) than wide, diagonally divided into two equal parts from the hoist's upper corner to the fly's lower corner, the upper part, reseda yellow, the lower part, flag green. In the center the official coat of arms of Aznalcázar.
Coat of arms: Vert a tower or on a wall argent masoned sable issuant from the base. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown closed.

The ink seal used by the municipality from the late 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century features a castle; it is based on a seal dated 1502, labelled "Sello del Conceio de Fasanlaçacar". No older municipal seal has been recorded.
The castle that gave the name of the Arab town, Hans-l-Qasr, "the palace's fortress" or "the palace on the height", was erected atop the hill that dominates river Guadiamar; nearly nothing has remained of the fortress but walls and an entrance arch of probable Roman origin and revamped by the Almohads.
[Juan José Antequera Luengo. Heráldica oficial de la provincia de Sevilla]

Ivan Sache & Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2014