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Yémeda (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Last modified: 2019-10-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Yémeda

The municipality of Yémeda (23 inhabitants in 2015; 2,908 ha) is located in the Province of Cuenca.

Yémeda was once famous for its spa, whose healing water was awarded a prize in 1878 at the Paris Universal Exhibition. According to a report of the time, the water "produces in the organism a stimulus or general excitation, which triggers diverse movements or conjunction of phenomena in the digestive and uro-genital systems, in the nervous and circulatory systems, and in external tegument (skin)". The water was recommended to heal alopecia, scabies, parasitic diseases, painful scars and scrofulous and syphilitic dermatosis, as well as digestive diseases, bronchitis, rheumatism, anemia...
Abandoned in 1978, the spa was expected to be reactivated in 2017, after the Provincial Council had allocated in November 2015 an additional 480,000 euros to the rehabilitation. The project was initiated when the owner of the spa, Antonio Felipe Bonilla, offered it to the municipality of Yémeda. The Mayor, Manuel Martínez Escribano, obtained provincial funding to clear the vegetation and restore the old hotel. The additional funds should be used to restore the tower of the spa and to furnish the hotel.
[La Tribuna de Cuenca, 29 November 2015]

Ivan Sache, 12 July 2019

Symbols of Yémeda

The flag and arms of Yémeda are prescribed by an Order issued on 25 January 2016 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 15 February 2016 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 30, p. 3,477 (text).
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, made of a wavy blue stripe bordered in white running from the hoist's upper angle to the fly's lower angle, in width 1/3 of the flag's width, the upper triangle, red with a yellow tower masoned in black, and the lower triangle, green with thee yellow uprooted pines.
Coat of arms: Tierced per bend, 1. Gules a tower or masoned sable port and windows azure, 2. Bendy wavy azure fimbriated argent, 3. Vert three pines eradicated or. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 12 July 2019