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Lupíon (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Lupíon - Image from the Símbolos de Jaén website, 3 December 2015

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Presentation of Lupíon

The municipality of Lupíon (938 inhabitants in 2013; 2,433 ha; municipal website) is located 50 km north-east of Jaén.

Lupión was mentioned by Ptolemy as Luparia. The name of the town is derived from the Latin word lupus, "a wolf". The town depended on Baeza until granted the status of villa by King Charles IV on 14 August 1795.
The village of Guadalimar was established in the valley of river Guadalimar, as part of the Plan of Work, Colonization, Industrialization and Electrification of the Province of Jaén, prescribed by the Law of 17 July 1953. Designed by the architect José A. Corrales Gutiérrez, the new settlement was made of 154 houses for farmers, a school, a church, shops etc. Inaugurated in 1961 by Franco, Guadalimar del Caudillo was settled by some 500 colonists coming from Lupión, Begíjar, Baeza, Ibros, Bélmez, Pontones, and other neighbouring villages.

Ivan Sache, 3 December 2015

Symbols of Lupíon

The flag and arms of Lupión, adopted on 28 January 2011 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 31 January 2011 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Resolution adopted on 11 February 2011 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 25 February 2011 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 40, pp. 90-91 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, made of three vertical stripes, in proportions 1/4, 1/2 and 1/4, blue at hoist, white with the municipal coat of arms in the center, and red at fly.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1a. Gules a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure, 1b. Argent a lion rampant gules crowned or, 2. Azure a tower argent masoned sable flanked sinister by a patriarchal cross or a saltire of the same and a fountain argent in pale. A key or superimposed in base. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The symbols were inaugurated on 1 April 2011 (video). The flag in use has equal stripes, while the central stripe is prescribed to be larger.
The tower featured on the coat of arms must represent the emblematic monument of the town, the torreón, a tower part of a castle erected in the 13th century. The fountain must represent the fountain erected in the 19th century on the main square of the town (photos).

Ivan Sache, 3 December 2015