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Cortes de Baza (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Cortes de Baza - Image from the Símbolos de Granada website, 15 May 2014

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Presentation of Cortes de Baza

The municipality of Cortes de Baza (2,204 inhabitants in 2013; 14,056 ha) is located 130 km north-east of Granada. The municipality is made of the villages of Cortes de Baza (992 inh.), Las Cucharetas (178 inh.), La Ermita (23 inh.), Los Laneros (262 inh.) and La Teja (120 inh.).

Ivan Sache, 15 May 2014

Symbols of Cortes de Baza

The flag and arms of Cortes de Baeza are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 26 November 1997 by the Municipal Council. Validated by "administrative silence" of the Government of Andalusia, this was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are prescribed as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, made of three equal horizontal stripes, the outer white, the central blue, and of a vertical stripe placed along the hoist, covering 1/3 of the flag's length, red with a white tower.
Coat of arms: Gules a mount proper ensigned with a tower argent masoned sable over waves azure and argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The waves represent river Castril that waters the municipality, as river Cortes. The tower represents the tower that watched the valley of river Cortes, around which the village subsequently developed.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Granada (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache & Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2014