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Beas de Granada (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Beas de Granada - Image from the Símbolos de Granada website, 20 April 2014

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Presentation of Beas de Granada

The municipality of Beas de Granada (2,016 inhabitants in 2013; 2,320 ha; municipal website) is located 20 km north-east of Granada.

Beas was in the Roman times a post named Viax, located at a strategic crossing of roads. In the Moorish times, Beas was a fortified estate (alquería) inhabited by some 20 families living arond the castle, of which nothing has remained now. The main source of income was non-irrigated agriculture and production of mulberry leaves for the Granada silk industry. After the Christian reconquest, Beas was shared among Francisco de Boabdilla and Moriscos. The parish church was burned down during the Mosrisco revolt; after the expelling of the Moriscos, only 13 inhabitants remained in the villghe, which was resettled by colonists from Castile, León, Asturias and Galicia.

Ivan Sache, 20 April 2014

Symbols of Beas de Granada

The flag and arms of Beas de Granada, adopted on 26 February 2010 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 18 March 2010 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 29 March 2010 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 23 April 2010 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 78, p. 12 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, made of two equal horizontal stripes, the upper red and the lower green, with a white triangle placed along the hoist and charged with a pomegranate proper faceted in red.
Coat of arms: Per bend, 1. Argent a holly oak eradicated proper, 2. Vert a castle argent masoned sable ensigned with a crescent of the same in base a pomegranate proper faceted gules. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache & Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 May 2014