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Arcos de la Polvorosa (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Arcos de la Polvorosa - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 February 2011

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Presentation of Arcos de la Polvorosa

The municipality of Arcos de la Polvorosa (266 inhabitants in 2010; 1,224 h) is located 50 km from Zamora.

Ivan Sache, 20 February 2011

Symbols of Arcos de la Polvorosa

The flag and arms (image) of Arcos de la Polvorosa are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 20 April 2001 by the Municipal Council, signed on 25 April 2001 by the Mayor, and published on 18 May 2001 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 96, p. 7,695 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of seven horizontal stripes with proportions 1:5, 1:10, 1:10, 1:5, 1:10, 1:10 and 1:5, from top to bottom, blue, white, yellow,white, yellow, white and blue.
Coat of arms: Azure over waves argent and azure arches [arcos] or ensigned with a sword argent hilted or and a scimitar of the first hilted of the second per saltire, a bordure or four holly oak leaves vert and four elm leaves of the same in turn. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The bridge must represent the local medieval bridge over river Esla, known as the Deustamben Bridge, named for its putative architect, Pedro Deustamben (12th century).

Ivan Sache, 20 February 2011