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Navaquesera (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Navaquesera

The municipality of Navaquesera (28 inhabitants in 2014; 916 ha) is located in the south of the Province of Ávila, 50 km of Ávila.

Navaquesera, located 1,509 m above sea level, is the 4th highest municipality in the Province of Ávila and the 11th in Spain. The village is known as "the village of the French" since most of the natives have emigrated to France, the permanent population being reduced to 12. Navaquesera is the last village in Spain to have town criers.
[Diario de Ávila, 7 June 2009]

Ivan Sache, 27 February 2015

Symbols of Navaquesera

The flag and arms of Navaquesera are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 29 November 2013 by the Municipal Council, signed on 10 January 2014 by the Mayor, and published on 25 April 2014 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 78, p. 29,151 (text).
The symbols are not described in the Decree.

The symbols were designed by the Institución Gran Duque de Alba and Félix Martínez Llorente.
The coat of arms is "Gules a mountain goat rampant argent holding a tower or a chief or five fig leaves vert per fess a bordure vert eight castles or. The shield surmounted by a Spanish Royal crown".
Green is a reference to the pastures (navas) for which the village was named. The nine towers refer to the nine settlements that once formed the Burgohondo Council. The five fig leaves represent the resources in trees.
[Diario de Ávila, 18 March 2014]

Ivan Sache, 27 February 2015