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Cañizo (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Cañizo - Image by "Nethunter" (Wikimedia Commons), 8 March 2011

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Presentation of Cañizo

The municipality of Cañizo (aka Cañizo de Campos; 287 inhabitants in 2010; 4,201 ha; unofficial website) is located 40 km from Zamora.

Cañizo was originally known as Cannizo, a name derived from Latin canna, "a reed" (Spanish, caña), meaning "a place planted with reeds".
The Roman statue known as the Cañizo Philosopher, dated from the 3rd-4th centuries, is kept in the Zamora Museum.

Ivan Sache, 8 March 2011

Symbols of Cañizo

The flag and arms of Cañizo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 16 April 1999 by the Municipal Council, signed on 30 June 2000 by the Mayor, and published on 24 July 2000 in the official gazette of Castile and León, No. 143, p. 9,189 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a yellow panel with a blue diagonal stripe running from the upper hoist to the lower fly, of 1/3 of the flag's hoist.
Coat of arms: Or a bend azure in chief a tower gules masoned sable in base three spikes vert. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The flag is, therefore, a simplified banner of arms, charges excluded.
The Royal Academy of History accepted the proposed arms and flags "without any objection".
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2002, 199, 1: 144

Ivan Sache, 14 February 2015