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Fiñana (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Fiñana, as seen on 26 September 2012 on the Town Hall - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 October 2012

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Presentation of Fiñana

The municipality of Fiñana (2,270 inhabitants in 2013; 13,500 ha; municipal website) is located just north of the motorway from Almería to Granada, on the border with the Granada Province, north of the Almería Alpujarras.
Fiñana originates in a Roman military cmp established by Lucius Alfenos Alfinianus. After the fall of the Nasrid kingdom of Granada, the town was disputed by the Muslims and the new settlers, until the expelling of the Moriscos in 1570 and the re-settlement by newcomers from the north of Spain.

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 13 October 2012

Symbols of Fiñana

The flag and arms of Fiñana, adopted on 18 December 2002 by the Municipal Council and validated on 24 July 2003 by the Royal Academy of Cordóba, are prescribed by Decree No. 264, adopted on 23 September 2003 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 14 October 2003 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 197, p. 21,564 (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 2:3, yellow with a cross divided into three parts, the central twice wider than the outer ones, red, white and red. In the middle of the panel is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Argent a stone tower port and windows gules masoned sable accosted by two lions gules crowned or ensigned by the letters "F" and "Y" gules crowned or. A bordure azure charged in turn with eight saltires or and eight stars argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown closed.

The letters "F" and "Y" stand for Ferdinand and Isabel, the Catholic Monarchs. The tower represents the alcazaba of the municipality and the towers of the Kingdom of Castile; the two lions represent the Kingdom of León.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Almería (PDF file)]

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 13 October 2012