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Muñomer del Peco (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Muñomer del Peco - Image by "Asqueladd" (Wikimedia Commons), 8 September 2013

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Presentation of Muñomer del Peco

The municipality of Muñomer del Peco (139 inhabitants in 2012; 1,009 ha) is located in the center north of Ávila Province, 35 km of Ávila.

Muñomer del Peco was established in the Middle Ages by Basque colonists. The village was mentioned for the first time in 1250 among the possessions of Cardinal Gil Torres in the ecclesiastic division of La Moreña, part of the Ávila Diocese. The village remained under direct Royal jurisdiction, being incorporated in the Covaleda sexmo (one of the seven divisions of the Land of Ávila).

Ivan Sache, 8 September 2013

Symbols of Muñomer del Peco

The flag and arms of Muñomer del Peco are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 23 March 2012 by the Municipal Council, signed on 23 May 2013 by the Mayor, and published on 20 June 2013 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 117, pp. 41,737-41,740 (text).
The symbols, which were approved by the Chronicler of Arms of Castilla y León, are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, of length 1.5 the height. Perpendicularly divided into four equal parts: the parts located in the upper left and lower right angles yellow with a red cross flory, the other parts red. Would the flag bear the municipal coat of arms, the arms should be placed in the geometric center of the panel, with a height equivalent to half the panel's height.
Coat of arms: Quarterly, 1. and 4. Or a cross flory gules, 2. and 3. Gules a bull's head affronty or. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The cross flory comes form the most common arms of the Muñoz family, the probable namesake of the municipality. The bull's head represents cattle-breeding, the main source of income for the municipality.
The flag is a transposition of the coat of arms, the bull's heads being omitted for the sake of simplicity.

The use of the arms of the flag is optional, since the flag is considered as sufficiently distinctive without the coat of arms. The municipality is recommended to use two equally official versions of the flag: the one, with the coat of arms, for institutional use on official documents and buildings, and the other, without the coat of arms, for the general use by citizens, in festivals, commemorations, sports events, etc.

Ivan Sache, 8 September 2013