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The municipality of Priego de Córdoba (22,855 inhabitants in 2016; 28,627 ha; municipal website) is located 100 km south-east of Córdoba, on the borders with the Provinces of Granada and Jaén. The municipality ismade of the town of Priego (19,922 inh.) and of the villages of Azores (49 inh.)-Angosturas (2 inh.)-Vega (116 inh.), Camponubes (48 inh.), El Canuelo (145 inh.), El Castellar (101 inh.), Castil de Campos (654 inh.), La Concepción (215 inh.), El Esparragal (241 inh.), Genilla (277 inh.), Las Higueras (38 inh.), Las Lagunillas (530 inh.), Las Navas (195 inh.), Navasequilla (58 inh.)-Jaula (20 inh.), Las Paredejas (55 inh.), El Poleo (31 inh.), La Poyata (70 inh.), El Salado (74 inh.), El Solvito (36 inh.), El Tarajal (23 inh.), Los Villares (87 inh.), Zagrilla Alta (193 inh.), Zagrilla Baja (203 inh.), Zagrilla Diseminado (73 inh.), and Zamoranos (324 inh.),
Ivan Sache, 14 January 2017
Flag of Castil de Campo - Image from the Símbolos de Córdoba website, 14 January 2017
Castil de Campos (municipal website) is located 10 km north-west of Priego and 2 km south of Fuente Tójar.
Castil de Campos was most probably established in the 10th-13th century by the Moors. The Dehesa [pasture] of Castil de Campos was first mentioned in the 16th century; whether the pasture was named for the village or the village for the pasture is a yet unresolved issue.
Located on the disputed border between the Muslim and Christian states, the area most probably remained hardly populated until the reconquest of Baguh (Priego) by Alfonso XI in 1341. Nothing is known on the process of re-settlement of the place; the first mention of a permanent settlement in Castil de Campos dates back to the 17th century.
The flag and arms of Castil de Campos, adopted on 30 November 2009 by the Village Council and submitted on 15 December 2009 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Resolution adopted on 22 December 2009 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 21 January 2010 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 13, p. 37 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular in proportions 3:2 (length to width), green with a white diagonal stripe running from the upper hoist to the lower fly, in width 1/5 of the flag's width, charged with a small branch of olive and a tower, in the same colours and arrangement as on the arms
Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Vert a cotice argent cantonned dexter by a small branch of olive fructed proper fimbriated argent leaved and slipped of the same sinister by a tower or masoned sable. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown closed.
Rejected flag proposals - Images by Ivan Sache, 14 January 2017
Two proposals of flag and three proposals of arms were submitted to popular vote in 2008.
The first flag proposal (6 votes) wasred with a white saltire and a yellow star in the first quarter. The second proposal (97 votes) was vertically divided green-red-green, with a white fimbriation, and a yellow tower with blue port and windows in the middle.
The flag that was eventually adopted is indeed a banner of the third proposal of arms, which had received 39 votes.
Ivan Sache, 14 January 2017