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Almería Province (Andalusia, Spain)

Last modified: 2014-02-22 by ivan sache
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[Province flag]

Flag of Almería Province, as seen on 18 September 2012 on the building of the Provincial Council - Image by Klaus-Michael-Schneider, 22 October 2012


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Presentation of the Almería Province

The Almería Province (699,329 inhabitants in 2013; 8,774 sq. km) is located in the east of Andalusia.

Ivan Sache, 21 June 2011


Flag of the Almería Province

The flag of the Almería Province is in proportions 2:3, dark green with the provincial coat of arms in the center.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 October 2012


Coat of arms of the Almería Province

[Province flag]

Coat of arms of Almería Province - Image by Klaus-Michael-Schneider, 22 October 2012

The coat of arms of the Almería Province was adopted on 29 July 1925 / 1952 [?] by the Provincial Council. The Royal Academy of History blazoned the arms as follows:

Made of nine quarters representing the judicial districts (partidos judiciales), inescutcheon the coat of arms of the capital.
1. Berja - Gules a castle argent.
2. Canjáyar - Azure a sheaf of wheat or.
3. Cuevas de Almanzora - Three mounds proper planted with nettles over sea waves azure and argent.
4. Gergal - A ruined tower or on a field of rhombs gules and argent.
5. Huércal-Overa - Azure a castle or ensigned with a key argent.
6. Purchena - Azure a castle or sinister a key argent.
7. Sorbas - Argent a lion gules [armed and langued sable].
8. Vera - Gules a double castle and a central key all argent.
9. Vélez-Rubio (Marquisate of Vélez) - Similar to the arms of Cuevas de Almanzora.
Inescutcheon. The coat of arms of the capital - Argent a Genoese Cross gules.
The shield surmounted by a six-towered mural crown or.

On the arms used on the flag, the escutcheon has a bordure made of 15 pieces, in turn: Castile (Gules a tower or), León (Argent a lion purpure gules crowned or), Aragón (Or four pallets gules), Navarre (Argent an eagle sable) and Granada (Argent a pomegranate proper). The shield is not surmounted by a double mural crown as prescribed above; the mural crown is of the same type as the four-towered variant in Portuguese municipal flags, but or.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 22 October 2012

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