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Punta Umbría (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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


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Presentation of Punta Umbría

The municipality of Punta Umbría (14,976 inhabitants in 2013; 3,800 ha; municipal website) is located 20 km south of Huelva.

Ivan Sache, 1 August 2009


Symbols of Punta Umbría

The flag of Punta Umbría, adopted on 24 February 1992 by the Municipal Council and validated on 5 February 1993 by the Royal Academy of History, is prescribed by Decree No. 54, adopted on 27 April 1993 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 29 June 1993 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 69, p. 5,628 (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 flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, horizontally divided in three equal parts, the middle, green, and the outer, blue, with a yellow stripe in height 1/40 of the flag's hoist, placed diagonally from the hoist's lower corner to the fly's upper corner. In the middle the municipal coat of arms.

The coat of arms of Punta Umbría, submitted on 5 July 2005 by the Municipal Council to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 5 July 2005 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 20 July 2005 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 140, p. 12 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:

Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a tower proper masoned port and windows vert, 2. Argent a pine vert rooted in sand proper, in base waves argent and azure. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The waves alludes to an important feature of the local landscape, the sea and the ria. The pine represents the big pine that gave the name of the town (umbra de los pinos, "in the shade of the pines"). The tower represents the most important and old monument of the town.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Huelva (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache, 1 August 2009

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