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Torrepadre (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Torrepadre

The municipality of Torrepadre (86 inhabitants in 2009; 2,856 ha; municipal website) is located 50 km of Burgos.

Torrepadre was founded by a lord Padre, as evidenced by a document he signed on 1 May 950, as the founder of the village and tower (torre) of Torrepadre. Each of the villages founded at the time in the lower Arlanza valley was protected against Moorish raids by a watch tower.

Ivan Sache, 6 March 2011

Symbols of Torrepadre

The flag and arms of Torrepadre, adopted on 4 February 2000 by the Municipal Council, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 11 May 2000 by the Burgos Provincial Government, signed on 17 May 2000 by the President of the Government, and published on 1 June 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 105, pp. 6,735-6,736 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Four-colored flag, white, red, yellow and blue, arranged as follows: horizontal stripes red, 1:10, white, 8:10, and yellow, 1:10. On the white stripe a blue wavy stripe. In the middle is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Gules a tower or masoned sable port and windows azure in chief four six-pointed stars or per fess, 2. Azure a grill or ensigned with a crozier argent and a sword of the same. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 6 March 2011