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The Mancomunitat del Nord de Mallorca (North Majorca Intermunicipal Authority), composed of the municipalities of Pollença, Alcúdia, Santa Margalida, Muro, Sa Pobla,
and Artà, was established during the 1995-1999 legislature. After Muro's
withdrawal in October 2009, the other villages maintained the authority
as a discussion forum but never reactivated meetings.
The Mancomunitat del Nord de Mallorca was disbanded in December 2011.
[Ultima Hora Noticias, 8 December 2011]
Ivan Sache, 13 March 2018
The flag and arms of the Mancomunitat del Nord de Mallorca were
prescribed by a Resolution adopted on 4 October 1999 by the Majorca
Insular Council, promulgated on 8 November 1999 by the President of the
Council and published on 12 June 2000 in the Spanish official gazette,
No. 140, p. 20,838. (text).
The symbols were described as follows:
Flag: On a blue background, a dark blue drawing representing an astragal, with six yellow stars and a white star in the upper right part and the writing "Nord de Mallorca" in white, covering all the upper part.
Coat of arms: On a blue background, a dark blue drawing representing an astragal, with six yellow stars and a white star in the upper right part and the writing "Nord de Mallorca, Mancomunitat del Nord de Mallorca" in the lower part.
The Royal Academy of History turned down the proposed symbols.
The so-called "coat of arms of the North Authority" does not keep any connection with a coat of arms. This is, clearly, a logotype, as called in the beginning of the supporting memoir. It does not feature anything worth being considered by the Academy.
The flags of local entities, lacking in Spain a firm historical tradition, allow a freedom of design notably high. Here, the flag is the representation in cloth of the logotype, described in the memoir as an "astragal" (!) and looking like a fragment of an armilliary sphere. The figure, cut on the flag's edge and with a writing, illustrates a concept radically different from those governing the design of municipal and national flags in the West European culture.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia. 198:2, 397. 2001]
Ivan Sache, 14 March 2018