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Valdelacasa de Tajo (Municipality, Extremadura, Spain)

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Flag of Valdelacasa de Tajo - Image by "Erlenmeyer", Wikimedia Commons, 22 March 2020

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Presentation of Valdelacasa de Tajo

The municipality of Valdelacasa de Tajo (348 inhabitants in 2019 vs 2,412 in 1950; 7,290 ha) is located 150 km north-east of Cáceres and 60 km south-east of Talavera de la Reina.

Ivan Sache, 22 March 2020

Flag of Valdelacasa de Tajo

The flag (photo) and arms of Valdelacasa de Tajo, adopted on 7 October 1999 by the Municipal Council and validated on 1 June 2000 by the Assessing Council of Honors and Distinctions of the Government of Extremadura, are prescribed by an Order issued on 29 June 2000 by the Government of Extremadura and published on 11 July 2000 in the official gazette of Extremadura, No. 80, pp. 7,235-7,236 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, in proportions 2:3. Features a gyronny division on top, the first as the bisector from the hoist's upper angle to the midpoint of the lower edge, the second as the bisector from the fly's upper angle to the midpoint of the lower edge, joining the first. These lines divided the panel in three sectors with the following colors. The triangle at hoist is blue, the central triangle is white, and the triangle at fly is green. [Charged with the municipal coat of arms].
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Argent an oval escutcheon azure charged with three fleurs-de-lis 1 and 2 in chief a galero with two groups of fifteen tassels all or, 2. Argent a bend wavy azure and argent cantoned in chief by a house proper roof port and windows gules in base by a semy of clovers vert. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The symbols, unveiled on 25 January 2001, were designed by the heraldist Pedro Cordero.
The Borbonic escutcheon represents Cardinal Luis Marí:a de Borbón, lord of Valdelacasa from 1801 to 1823.
The ecclesiastic hat represents the archbishop of Toledo, erected lord of Valdelacasa in 1369 by King Henry II.
The lower quarter features a house (casa), a representation of river Tagus, and clovers representing the fertile valley (valle), therefore forming a kind of rebus of the town's name.
[Vadelcasa de Tajo blog, 23 January 2001]

Luis María de Borbón y Vallabriga (1777-1823; biography), 14th Count of Chinchón, Archbishop of Seville (1799-1814), Archbishop of Toledo (1799-1823), Primate of Spain (1800), was elevated to Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della Scala in 1800.

Ivan Sache, 22 March 2020