Last modified: 2019-01-26 by ivan sache
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The municipality of San Mamés de Burgos (291 inhabitants in 2009; 501 ha) is located 10 km west of Burgos.
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2010
The flag and arms of San Mamés de Burgos are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 14 May 2007 by the Municipal Council, signed on 16 May 2007 by the Mayor, and published on 25 May 2007 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 101, p. 11,249 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:
Flag: Castilian quadrangular flag, twice wavy in the horizontal middle, on top white and on bottom heraldic red (gules). In the middle, placed between the waves, the complete coat of arms of the Municipality of San Mamés de Burgos.
Coat of arms: Gules a trident or [...] and [...) a lion couchant or. Grafted per base vert a clock tower argent masoned sable. A bordure argent 17 bezants gules. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2010
Flag of Quintanilla de las Carretas - Image from the Escudos y banderas de la Provincia de Burgos website, 11 November 2018
Quintanilla de las Carretas, aka Quintanilleja, is named for carretas, "carts", recalling that the village was located on a road used by muleteers; those "horseshoeways" were progressively replaced by railways and their memory fell into oblivion but in toponymy.
[La Razón, 19 February 2015]
During the night of 23 to 24 September 1891, two trains collided in
Quintanilla de las Carretas; the accident claimed 15 lives and another
40 passengers were injured. The event stirred great emotion in Burgos;
official mourning was decided while Regent Maria Christina and the
future King Alfonso XIII attended a requiem mass celebrated in the
[Diario de Burgos, 18 September 2018]
The flag and arms of Quintanilla de las Carretas are prescribed by an
Agreement adopted on 21 March 2018 by the Village Council, signed on 28
August 2018 by the Mayor and published on 5 September 2018 in the
official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 172, pp. 35,230-35,232 (text)
. The symbols are described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3. Made of a vertical red stripe at hoist charged with a white Maltese cross, the stripe's length being 1/4 of the flag's length. The remaining part of the flag is made of two triangles, green on top at fly and yellow on bottom at fly. The green triangle is charged with a yellow sword and rifle crossed in saltire. The yellow triangle is charged with a mulberry proper. The two triangles are separated by a white stripe with a double black and white fimbriation. The width of the diagonal stripe is 1/5 of the flag's width, the relative proportions of the five stripes (white and black) of the diagonal are 25-25-100-25-25.
The green field and the the sword and rifle are the symbols of the Civil Guard, green being its traditional color and the weapons referring to its missions of vigilance and security. The yellow field with the mulberry represents the centenary mulberry of the village (photos). The red stripe with the Maltese cross symbolizes the Order of Malta, owner of Quintanilla de las Carretas in the past. The white stripe with the black lines symbolizes the railway that crosses the village and the station of such a significance for the village. The colors of the flag are those of the coat of arms, vert-green, or-yellow, gules-red and argent-white.
Coat of arms: Per bend argent double fimbriated sable and argent, 1. Vert a sword and a rifle or per saltire, 2. Or a mulberry proper. A chief gules a Maltese cross argent. The shield surmounted by a Spanish Royal crown closed.
[Same symbolism as for the flag with appropriate heraldic wording]
Ivan Sache & Jose Antonio Jimenez Ruiz, 11 November 2018