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Riocabado (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Riocabado - Image by "Asquelaad" (Wikimedia Commons), 22 February 2014

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Presentation of Riocabado

The municipality of Riocabado (194 inhabitants in 2009; 1,977 ha; municipal website) is located in the north of Ávila Province, 35 km of Ávila.

Riocabado, located in an area resettled in the 12th-13th centuries, was named for Ríocavado de la Sierra (Burgos Province), the origin of the colonists. The newcomers were mostly shepherds, who could bring back cattle to their original mountain pastures. The longitudinal structure of the today's village, with the houses built at some distance from the main street, reflects its past of a village crossed by the Cordel de Merinas (Ewes' Path), a main route of transhumance.

Ivan Sache, 15 January 2011

Symbols of Riocabado

The flag and arms of Riocabado are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 13 February 2003 by the Municipal Council, signed on 18 February 2003 by the Mayor, and published on 27 February 2003 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 40, p. 3,105 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, made of a triangle with vertices in upper hoist and fly and at midpoint of the flag's lower edge, white with three blue horizontal wavy stripes of 1/10 of the flag's hoist, the triangles at hoist and fly red.
Coat of arms: Argent an ewe gules ensigned dexter with an oak sinister with a pine the two eradicated vert in base waves azure and argent chaussˇ gules the numerals "12" and "50" dexter and sinister. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 15 January 2011