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Posada de Valdeón (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Posada de Valdeón - Image by Antonio Gutiérrez (VexiLeón website), 19 February 2011

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Presentation of Posada de Valdeón

The municipality of Posada de Valdeón (514 inhabitants in 2009; 16,460 ha; municipal website) forms the northeastern corner of León Province; located 125 km of León, the municipality has borders with Cantabria (east) and Asturias (north); the latter border is marked by the Torre de Cerredo mountain (2,648 m asl), the highest point of the Picos de Europa mountain range. The municipality is made of the villages of Caín de Valdeón, Los Llanos de Valdeón, Posada de Valdeón (capital), Prada de Valdeón, Soto de Valdeón, Cordiñanes de Valdeón, Santa Marina de Valdeón and Caldevilla de Valdeón.

Ivan Sache, 19 February 2011

Symbols of Posada de Valdeón

The flag and arms of Posada de Valdeón (municipal website) are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 21 December 2000 by the Municipal Council, signed on 30 March 2001 by the Mayor, and published on 27 April 2001 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 82, p. 6,507 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, made of three equal horizontal stripes, the outer stripes white with four red disks each and and the central stripe blue.
Coat of arms: Argent an inn [posada] gules surrounded by six bezants in chief and two in base all gules, in base waves azure and argent, chaussé vert. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The eight disks represent the eight villages forming the municipality: Caín, Santa Marina and the six villages once members of the Valdeón Royal Council (Los Llanos, Posada, Prada, Soto, Cordiñanes and Caldevilla).
The blue stripe on the flag and the blue waves on the arms represent river Cares, which crosses the municipality from south to north. Valdeón is named after a Celtic hydronym, eo, found in the previous names of the valley (Eione, Eone, Eigón).

Ivan Sache, 19 February 2011