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Zufre (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Zufre - Image from the Símbolos de Huelva website, 7 September 2016

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Presentation of Zufre

The municipality of Zufre (886 inhabitants in 2015; 34,100 ha; municipal website) is located 130 km north-east of Huelva.

ufre was already settled in the 3rd millennium BC, as evidenced by the dolmens (megalithic funerary monuments) of Jarrama, Casas Nuevas, La Adelfa, and Monte Acosta. Two settlements from the Age of Bronze, made of huts surrounded by a wall, and several tombs were excavated in La Papua and El Trastejón.
The Romans exploited mines, for instance in La Vicaria, from the 1st century BC to the 2nd century; villae were scattered all over the municipal territory, for instance in Monte Acosta, La Boticaria, Huerta de los Llanos, and La Zarzuela. Fragments of altars, columns and capitals were also excavated in the urban nucleus of Zufre.
During the Muslim rule, Zufre was an important town, surrounded by a wall of 1,500 m in perimeter, defended by towers. The urban design of the town, with narrow, irregular streets, dates back to that period.

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2016

Symbols of Zufre

The flag (photo) and arms of Zufre, adopted on 20 October 1995 by the Municipal Council, are prescribed by Decree No. 120, adopted on 9 June 1998 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 4 July 1998 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 74, p. 8,348 (text). This was confirmed by a Resolution adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 11 x 18, vertically divided (1:4) by an embattlement of five pieces, first, red, and second, blue. Charged in the center with the local coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Gules a crenelated wall of 11 pieces or masoned sable surmounted by a castle issuant with three towers visible argent masoned and port and windows sable the donjon ensigned by a tree issuant the trunk partially visible with branches and leaves or The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2016