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Busto de Bureba (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Busto de Bureba - Image by Ivan Sache, 13 January 2014

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Presentation of Busto de Bureba

The municipality of Busto de Bureba (189 inhabitants in 2012; 1,856 ha; municipal website) is located in the east of the Province of Burgos, 55 km from Burgos.

Busto was mentioned for the first time in 1054. The proposed etymologies for the name of the village are "burned place" or the local name of a tree species. Once part of the alfoz (group of villages) of Pancorbo, Busto was transferred to Navarre by King Sancho III. In the 12th century, Busto was often mentioned in the archives of the San Salvador monastery of Oña and of the Burgos cathedral.

Ivan Sache, 13 February 2014

Symbols of Busto de Bureba

The flag of Busto de Bureba (municipal website) is horizontally divided green-white-red (3:4:3). Along the hoist is placed a yellow triangle covering 4/10 of the flag's length. In the middle is placed the municipal coat of arms.

The coat of arms of Busto de Bureba (municipal website) is "Per pale, 1. Gules the tower of a parish church or surrounded by two spikes of the same in chief three towers of the same per fess, 2. Argent a holly oak vert terraced of the same a sheep passant of the same in base a lake azure fimbriated or. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown".
Gules represents force and blood. The tower of the parish church (photo), erected in the 11th century, recalls the patron saint of the village and the fortress once built close to the church. The spikes represent grain cultivation. The three towers represent the three other villages part of Busto de Bureba: Lebrana, Quintana Zamanó and Quintana de los Albos.
Argent represents peace. The holly oak represents the natural environment while the sheep represents cattle breeding. The lake represented on the shield dried up ages ago.

Ivan Sache, 13 February 2014