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El Perdigón (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of El Perdigón

The municipality of El Perdigón (753 inhabitants in 2009; 5,122 ha) is located 10 km from Zamora. The municipality is made of the villages of El Perdigón (capital), San Marcial (164 inh.) and Tardobispo (102 inh.).

El Perdigón (lit., "the young partridge") was most probably named for the Latin word perdis, perdicis, "a partridge". The place might have been crowded with such birds and famous for hunting.
The village is located in a main wine-producing area, therefore its local name, El Perdigón del Vino. Some 300 wine cellars are located on the municipal territory, the oldest ones dating back to 1550. Forming a huge, deep (6-15 m), dark and fresh network, the cellars, to be accessed only via narrow, steep scales, have been used for centuries for the maturation of wine. Some of them have been transformed into wine bars or restaurants.

Ivan Sache, 1 February 2011

Symbols of El Perdigón

The flag and arms of El Perdigón are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 2 January 2002 by the Municipal Council, signed on 12 April 2002 by the Mayor, and published on 7 May 2002 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 85, p. 5,952 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a white panel with a red young partridge [perdigón] in the middle and three red crosses.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Argent a young partridge gules three crosses of the same, 2a. Or a bunch of grapes vert, 2b. Gules a jar argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 1 February 2011