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Pajares de la Lampreana (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Pajares de la Lampreana

The municipality of Pajares de la Lampreana (459 inhabitants in 2009; 2,795 ha) is located 30 km from Zamora.

Pajares de la Lampreana is located in the valley of river Saldo, known in the 10th-12th centuries as Lampreana; it is generally believed, without firm evidence, that this name was given by the monks from Sahagún and Moreruela, who fished river lampreys (lampreas) in the river and/or reared them in natural or man-made ponds. However, toponyms based on lamprea (Val de Lampreana, Terra de Lampredana, Valle Lampredane) predate the settlement of the area by monks, therefore indicating that these "fishes" were common in the local waters.

Ivan Sache, 21 January 2011

Symbols of Pajares de la Lampreana

The flag and arms (photo, Town Hall) of Pajares de la Lampreana are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 16 October 2002 by the Municipal Council, signed on 18 October 2002 by the Mayor, and published on 31 October 2002 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 212, p. 14,426 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of two equal vertical stripes, at hoist white with a red Cross of the Temple, at fly five horizontal equal stripes, from top to bottom green, purple, yellow, red and white.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1a. Argent a Cross of the Temple gules, 1b. Gules two keys argent per saltire, 2. Vert waves argent and azure the central wave charged with a lamprey sable in base three spikes or. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 21 January 2011