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

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Fresno de la Polvorosa

The municipality of Fresno de la Polvorosa (176 inhabitants in 2009; 411 ha; municipal website) is located in the northwest of Zamora Province.

Fresno de la Polvorosa, according to the local tradition, was once called Tejares. A stone of the parish church is said to have been brought from the original church of Tejares; since the stone is engraved with the year "1747" some say that the today's village of Fresno de la Polvorosa was founded in 1747. There is, unfortunately, no historical record to confirm this "foundation". A local story says that a farmer ploughing his field in the supposed location of Tejares found a big gallery filled with remains of ceramics, but this story is not confirmed either.

Ivan Sache, 9 December 2010

Symbols of Fresno de la Polvorosa

The flag and arms of Fresno de la Polvorosa are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 22 November 2005 by the Municipal Council, signed on the same day by the Mayor, and published on 1 December 2005 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 232, p. 20,802 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a white panel with a green ash tree [fresno] eradicated and two triangles formed by the lines linking the top of the hoist and fly to the middle of the bottom of the flag, both red.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent an ash tree eradicated vert, 2a. Gules a sword and a scimitar all gules per saltire, 2b. Argent wavy azure. The shield surmounted by the Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 5 December 2010