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Renedo de la Vega (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Renedo de la Vega

The municipality of Renedo de la Vega (231 inhabitants in 2009; 2,225 ha; unofficial webpage) is located in the center of Palencia Province, 60 km from Palencia. The municipality is made of the villages of Renedo de la Vega (104 inh.; capital), Albalá de la Vega (22 inh.), Moslares de la Vega (55 inh.) and Santillán de la Vega (50 inh.).

Renedo de la Vega is listed in Becerro de las Presentaciones de León, a charter dated from the 13th-15th centuries, as Ranedo, from Latin ranetum, meaning a place rich in frogs. "de la Vega" recalls that the village is located in the plain (vega) surrounding river Carrión. The ruined Santa María de la Vega monastery, founded in 1215 by Rodrigo Rodríguez de Lara and Inés Pérez Girón, active until the 18th century, was listed in 1931 as a National Monument.
Albalá de la Vega was listed in the Presentaciones as Aluarazar, a name of Arabic origin meaning "the Royal cell"; the village was probably granted by a king to Mozarab and Morisco colonists.
Moslares de la Vega was named for moler, "a millstone", or muela, "lupine". The village church houses a famous statue of the "Cristo del Amparo" (16th century).
Santillán de la Vega was named for its patron saint, St. Julian.

Ivan Sache, 25 January 2011

Symbols of Renedo de la Vega

The flag and arms of Renedo de la Vega are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 10 July 2002 by the Municipal Council, signed on 1 August 2002 by the Mayor, and published on 23 August 2002 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 163, p. 11,208 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, made of four horizontal stripes with proportions 1:2, 1:6, 1:6 and 1:6, from top to bottom, blue with a white twelve-pointed star at 1/3 of the hoist, white, green and white.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent, a monastery church gules surrounded with four bezants gules two in chief and two in base per fess, 2. Vert semy of frogs argent, grafted in base waves azure and argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 25 January 2011