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Medinilla (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Medinilla - Image by "Asqueladd" (Wikimedia Commons), 23 February 2015

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Presentation of Medinilla

The municipality of Medinilla (117 inhabitants; 2,288 ha) is located in the south-west of the Province of Ávila, on the border with the Province of Salamanca, 100 km of Ávila and 70 km of Salamanca.
Medinilla belonged to the Duchy of Béjar until 1833.

Ivan Sache, 23 February 2015

Symbols of Medinilla

The flag and arms of Medinilla are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 22 May 2014 by the Municipal Council (unanimously), signed on 10 July 2014 by the Mayor, and published on 29 July 2014 in the official gazette of the Province of Ávila, No. 144, p. 14 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In dimensions 2:3, tierced at hoist and bordered at fly. The panel at fly serrated of three pieces yellow (or) and green (vert); a white (argent) border with a black (sable) chain. The third at hoist, blue (azure), five yellow (or) bees per pale.
Coat of arms: Shield in Spanish shape. Or three heraldic mounts charged with a two-towered castle port and windows vert ensigned with an escutcheon of the arms of the Béjar Council, that is, "Azure five bees or in saltire". A bordure argent a chain sable. The shield surmounted with a Spanish Royal crown.

The symbols, inaugurated on 8 September 2014 during the village's festival, were designed by the Institución Gran Duque de Alba and Félix Martínez Llorente.
On the arms, the castle has two towers to represent Medinilla and the disappeared village of Santa Lucía. The mount stands for El Berrueco, settled for ages by the primitive tribes. The chain comes from the arms of the Estúñiga, once lords of Medinilla. The arms of Béjar recall the 600-year old link between Medinilla and Béjar.
On the flag, the blue stripe represents river Becedillas.
[Diario de Ávila, 31 August 2014; Ávilared, 31 August 2014]

Ivan Sache, 21 February 2015