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Miraveche (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Miraveche - Image from the Escudos y Banderas de la Provincia de Burgos website, 15 February 2014

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Presentation of Miraveche

The municipality of Miraveche (104 inhabitants in 2007; 2,270 ha) is located in the northeast of the Province of Burgos, 60 km of Burgos.
Miraveche was mentioned for the first time in 1129, as Miarauege, in the charters of the San Salvador de Oña monastery; in 1169, the village was known as Mirauit. Its name comes from Romance miravete, "a belvedere".

Ivan Sache, 5 March 2011

Symbols of Miraveche

The flag and arms of Miraveche are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 9 March 2000 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 20 March 2000 by the President of the Government, and published on 6 April 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 68, p. 4,041 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Castilian flag, azure with the Miraveche sword placed with the point towards the lower fly, in gold.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Azure three mountains argent per fess, 2. Vert the Miraveche sword or per bend. The shield surmounted with the Royal crown closed.

The Royal Academy of History turned down the flag and arm's proposals because they include a non-generic, specific element, the Miraveche sword (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2001, 198, 3: 573). It can be argued, however, that the Miraveche sword is not completely specific since the swords found in the Miraveche necropolis, today in the Burgos Museum, are prototypes of the "Miraveche-type" swords found elsewhere.

Ivan Sache, 5 March 2011