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Páramo de Boedo (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Páramo de Boedo - Image by "Valdavia" (Wikimedia Commons), slightly modified, 17 December 2010

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Presentation of Páramo de Boedo

The municipality of Páramo de Boedo (126 inhabitants in 2019; 2,276 ha) is located 70 km from Palencia. The municipality is made of the villages of Páramo (capital), Villaneceriel de Boedo (15 inh.) and Zorita del Páramo (39 inh.).
Páramo de Boedo got its name from Latin paramos, "a flat land", and river Boedo, watering the municipality. Villaneceriel could have been "Nazariel's estate". Zorita means "a forest dove of blue color".

The tiny municipality of Páramo de Boedo, located in the center of "Empty Spain", recently gained unexpected media coverage because of its Romanian mayor - of course, Spain's first ever and single Romanian mayor.
Aurel Truta (PP), born in Alba Iulia, emigrated to Spain two decades ago. He worked as an olive gatherer in Andalusia, in hotels in Benidorm and eventually opened its own cafeteria in Alcalá de Henares. Subsequently public contractor in Madrid, he built a rural inn in San Cristóbal de Boedo and purchased his own in the neighboring village of Páramo de Boedo 12 years ago. Elected Mayor in 2015, he was re-elected in 2019.
[Diario Palentino, 19 May 2019; Adevarul, 8 July 2019]

Ivan Sache, 23 February 2020

Symbols of Páramo de Boedo

The flag (photo; photo, 19 May 2019; photo) and arms of Páramo de Boedo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 7 March 2005 by the Municipal Council, signed on 23 March 2005 by the Mayor, and published on 5 April 2005 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 64, p. 5,740 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Flag with proportions 2:3, tierced at hoist and divided at fly. The fly panel blue or azure and red or gules, in the middle the municipal coat of arms in full colors; tierced at hoist, white or argent, three black (or sable) cauldrons.
Coat of arms: Shield of Spanish shape. Per fess, 1. Azure a Royal crown open or five florets visible, 2. Gules waves argent and azure, a bordure argent eight cauldrons sable. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

The cauldrons come from the arms of Lara, once owners of the three villages forming the municipality.

Ivan Sache, 23 February 2020