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Torrelobatón (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Torrelobatón

The municipality of Torrelobatón (506 inhabitants in 2009; 6,650 ha) is located in the center of Valladolid Province, 30 km from Valladolid.

Torrelobatón is mostly known for its castle, rebuilt in the 15th century by the Enriquez, Admirals of Castile. On 21 February 1521, the revolted Comuneros besieged the town and seized it four days later; another two days later, the defenders of the castle surrendered. In April 1521, a huge army gathered by the Royalists headed to Torrelobatón; Juan de Padilla, the Comuneros' leader, withdrew from the castle on 23 April under the Royalist threat. The Comuneros were eventually defeated in the Battle of Villalar and their leaders were executed.

Ivan Sache, 16 February 2011

Symbols of Torrelobatón

The flag and arms of Torrelobatón are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 11 and 28 December 2000 by the Municipal Council, signed on 15 March 2001 by the Mayor, and published on 6 April 2001 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 70, p. 5,815 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a white panel with a red tower in the middle and two green vertical stripes of 1/16 in width at 1/5 of the edges of the flag.
Coat of arms: Argent a tower gules masoned sable surrounded with two trees eradicated vert two wolves passant affronty sable chained to the tower. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 16 February 2011