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Murias de Paredes (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Murias de Paredes - Image by Antonio Gutiérrez (VexiLeón website), 25 February 2015

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Presentation of Murias de Paredes

The municipality of Murias de Paredes (444 inhabitants in 2014; 20,218 ha) is located in the northwest of the Province of León, 20 km of Villablino and 90 km of León. The municipality is made of the villages of Barrio de la Puente (41 inh.), Los Bayos (24 inh.), Fasgar (27 inh.), Lazado (17 inh.), Montrondo (47 inh.), Murias de Paredes (131 inh.), Posada de Omaña (22 inh.), Rodicol (7 inh.), Sabugo (17 inh.), Serna (28 inh.), Torrecillo (13 inh.), Vegapujín (18 inh.), Villabandín (20 inh.), Villanueva de Oma–a (39 inh.) and Vivero (14 inh.).

Ivan Sache, 25 February 2015

Symbols of Murias de Paredes

The flag and arms of Murias de Paredes (municipal website) are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 February 2014 by the Municipal Council, signed on 19 March 2014 by the Mayor, and published on 2 April 2014 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 64, p. 21,213 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular with proportions 2:3. On a field gules, a white border post masoned in black.
Coat of arms: Gules a border post argent standing on a mount argent [vert on the images]. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The flag and arms are canting. According to Francisco Javier García Martínez (Toponimos dobles in los pueblos de León, 1990), muria, from Latin murus, "a wall", means in León "a post limiting villages or estates", this meaning dating back to the Middle Ages; paredes, the plural form of pared, from Latin parietum, means "a wall".

Ivan Sache, 25 February 2015