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Galaroza (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

Last modified: 2014-03-23 by ivan sache
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Flag of Galaroza - Image by Blas Delgado, 25 October 2005

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Presentation of Galaroza

The municipality of Galaroza (1,548 inhabitants in 2013; 2,200 ha; municipal website) is located 110 km north of Huelva.

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2009

Symbols of Galaroza

The flag of Galaroza, adopted on 29 March 1998 by the Municipal Council and revised on 7 May 1998, as suggested by the Royal Academy of Córdoba, which validated them on 29 October 1998, are prescribed by Decree No. 264, adopted on 15 December 1998 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 12 January 1999 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 5, pp. 427-428 (text). This was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, in proportions 11:18, made of three parallel horizontal stripes of equal height, perpendicular to the hoist, the first, blue, the second, white, and the third, yellow. Centered and overall the local coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Shield in Spanish shape. Azure a two-handled vase or ensigned with three roses argent slipped and leaved of the same superimposed in base with a crescent argent the points ensigned with five-pointed stars or. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The vase might represent an old local festival still celebrated in the town. The crescent, a symbol in the Marian iconography, evokes a significant historical event, the dedication of the parish church to the Conception of Mary, during a period of theological discussions on the dogma, then not defined the Church. The roses also symbolize the name of the municipality.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Huelva (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2009

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