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Redueña (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of Redueña - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 July 2015

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Presentation of Redueña

The municipality of Redueña (281 inhabitants in 2014; 1,387 ha) is located in the north of the Community of Madrid, 50 km of Madrid. Redueña was once famous for its quarries, whose stones were used to erect the emblematic fountains of Appolo and Cybele on the Paseo del Prado in Madrid.

Ivan Sache, 21 July 2015

Symbols of Redueña

The flag and arms of Redueña are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 12 September 2013 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 30 September 2013 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 232, pp. 25-26 (text), and on 7 October 2013 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 240, pp. 82,158-82,159 (text).
The symbols, originally adopted on 17 October 2012 by the Municipal Council, were validated on 17 April 2013 by the Heraldry Assessors (Royal Academy "Matritense" of Heraldry and Genealogy), which recommended some modifications in the description of the symbols, and on 21 June 2013 by the Royal Academy of History. The required corrections were implemented on 28 May 2013 by the Municipal Council.
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel, in proportions 2:3. Horizontally divided in the middle, the upper part green and the lower part light chestnut. In the center of the panel is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a holly oak eradicated proper, 2. Vert a church tower or. The base azure three fesses wavy argent. A bordure argent charged with three Greek crosses sable two in the upper cantons and one in base. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

The symbols were unveiled on 13 December 2013 during the inauguration of the town's festival (Sierra Norte Digital, 17 December 2013; photos no longer online).
On the coat of arms, the church tower represents the St. Peter ad vincula church (photo), erected in the 14th-15th century.

Ivan Sache, 21 July 2015