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Flag of Salobre - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 May 2019
The municipality of Salobre (locally known as El Salobre; 501 inhabitants in 2018; 4,953 ha) is located 100 km south-west of Albacete and 20 km south-west of Alcaraz. The municipality is composed of the villages of Salobre and Reolid (173 inh.).
Salobre was named for a local toponym, El Salado (The Salty Place).
Salobre was granted the status of villa by a Royal Order signed on 18
April 1849, separating from Alcaraz.
A Royal Order signed on 23 February 1788 established in Salobre a tin manufacture, as an outfit of the Riópar factories.
Salobre is the birth place of the lawyer and politician José Bono (b.
1950), President of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha from 1983 to
2004; Bono was then considered as one of the three barons of the PSOE, together with two other influential presidents of autonomous
communities, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra (b. 1948; President of Extremadura from 1982 to 2007) and Manuel Chaves (b. 1945; President of
Andalusia from 1990 to 2009).
In 2004, Bono applied for the Secretariat-General of the party and was defeated, by nine votes, by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Appointed Minister of Defense in the Zapatero government, he resigned two years later. Bono served as the President of the Congress of Deputies from 2008 to 2011.
Ivan Sache, 6 May 2019
The flag of Salobre is prescribed by an Order issued on 20 May 1998 by
the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 5 June 1998 in the
official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 26, p. 4,076 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, divided in three parts by an horizontal line in the middle of the hoist and an other, vertical, at 1/3 from the hoist. The part at hoist, celestial blue, the upper part, yellow, the lower, white.
The coat of arms of Salobre is prescribed by an Order issued on 20 May
1998 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 5 June
1998 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 26, pp. 4,075-4,076 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Gules two keys argent tied in saltire by a chain, 2. Argent an anvil gules orled by two branches of olive vert. The shield surmounted by a Spanish Royal crown.
Ivan Sache, 6 May 2019