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Villaturde (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Villaturde - Image by Ivan Sache, 11 November 2018

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Presentation of Villaturde

The municipality of Villaturde (166 inhabitants in 2017; 2,615 ha; municipal website), is located 50 km north of Palencia and 10 km north-west of Carrión de los Condes. The municipality is made of the villages of Villaturde, Villacuende (38 inh.), Villanueva de los Nabos (26 inh.) and Villotilla (34 inh.).
The name of the four villages refers to rural estates (Latin, villa); Villaturde was probably founded by a Turde / Jorge, Villanueva de los Nabos was a new (nueva) foundation in a place where turnips (nabos) grew profusely, Villacuende was the Count's estate, in relation with Carrión de los Condes, and Villotilla was Otilia's estate or an estate located on a small height (altillo). They were all resettled in the 10th century, together with Olmillos, which was deserted long ago.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2018

Symbols of Villaturde

The flag and arms of Villaturde are prescribed by an Agreement adopted on 19 March 2018 by the Municipal Council, signed on 17 September 2018 by the Mayor and published on 28 September 2018 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 189, p. 37,950 (text).
The symbols, which were validated by the official Chronicler of Castilla y León, are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3 (length on width). Horizontally divided green, red, yellow and blue (from top to bottom), charged with the municipal coat of arms in the center.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Gules an open book argent surrounded by two bird's feathers of the same and charged dexter with letter "I" and sinister with letter "V", 2a. Azure a river crayfish argent in base three fesses wavy argent, 2b. Vert a cow passant or gorged sable surmounted by a garb of three wheat spikes or. Grafted in base, argent a Marian monogram azure. The shield surmounted by a Spanish Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2018