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Joarilla de las Matas (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Joarilla de las Matas - Image by Antonio Gutiérrez (VexiLeón website), 10 January 2011

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Presentation of Joarilla de las Matas

The municipality of Joarilla de las Matas (378 inhabitants in 2009; 5,147 ha) is located in the southeast of León Province, 60 km of León.

Ivan Sache, 10 January 2011

Symbols of Joarilla de las Matas

The flag and arms of Joarilla de las Matas are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 6 May 2003 by the Municipal Council, signed on 7 May 2003 by the Mayor, and published on 20 May 2003 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 94, p. 7,391 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, made of a green panel with a white saltire throughout cantonned by four yellow wheat spikes.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Gules two shepherd's sticks argent per saltire, 2. Vert five wheat spikes or 2 + 1 + 2. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The coat of arms recalls that Joarilla de las Matas is a farmers and shepherds' village, therefore the wheat spikes and the shepherd's sticks (cachas). The famous Shepherds' Festival "Los Pastores" includes the Cachas' Dance.

Ivan Sache, 10 January 2011