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Pradoluengo (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2016-04-09 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Pradoluengo

The municipality of Pradoluengo (1,443 inhabitants in 2010; 3,054 ha; municipal website) is located 50 km of Burgos. The municipality is made of the villages of Pradoluengo (capital) and Garganchón (30 inh.).

Pradoluengo was resettled in the 8th-10th centuries by Basque colonists, as evidenced by several local toponyms of Basque origin. Once ruled by the Constables of Castile, the Pradoluengo village was granted the title of villa in the 18th century by King Philip V. In the 16th century, river Oropesa was equipped with several fulling mills that contributed to the development of textile industry peaking in the 19th century. This explains why the oldest part of the village is built on the shaded side, the sunny side having been kept to dry wool and fabrics in the sun.

Ivan Sache, 18 April 2011

Symbols of Pradoluengo

The flag and arms of Pradoluengo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 12 November 1998 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 30 November 1998 by the President of the Government and published on 10 December 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 236 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular, horizontally divided flag. First, 3/10 gules; second, 4/10 argent, third, 3/10 azure. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: [Per pale], 1. Gules the castle or proper to Castile, 2. Azure hands argent weaving with a spindle of the same, grafted in base a river azure surrounded by mounds vert and a fulling mill sable. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The Pradoluengo Mountaineers' Club (Club Montañeros de Pradoluengo) uses a different village flag (photo), rectangular, white with thin red and blue stripes on top and bottom of the flag, and the coat of arms in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 18 April 2011