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Lecrín (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Lecrín - Image after the Símbolos de Granada website, 21 May 2014

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Presentation of Lecrín

The municipality of Lecrín (2,327 inhabitants in 2008; 4,050 ha; municipal website) is located 35 km south of Granada. The municipality was established by Decree No. 2,791, adopted on 11 October 1967 by the Spanish Government and published on 28 November 1967 in the Spanish official gazette (text), as the "voluntary merger" of the former municipalities of Chite y Talara (administrative seat), Acequias, Mondújar and Murchas. Béznar was incorporated to Lecrín by Decree No. 1,190 , adopted on 19 May 1973 by the Spanish Government and published on 12 June 1973 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 140, p. 11,918 (text).

Ivan Sache, 27 June 2009

Symbols of Lecrín

The flag and arms of Lecrín, adopted on 21 November 2008 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 2 January 2009 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 13 January 2009 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 29 January 2009 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 19, p. 20 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of two equal vertical stripes, green with a white castle masoned in black and with green openings at hoist, and seven equal horizontal stripes, four white and three blue, at fly.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Vert a castle argent masoned sable in chief a musket argent the butt sinister in base the years "1967-1973" all argent, 2. Argent a tree eradicated vert fructed or. Grafted in base, wavy azure and argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The years refer to the formation of the municipality. The castle represents the castle of Queen Zoralda in Murchas and the castle of Mondújar, where King Boabdil hid during his withdrawal through the Alpujarra Mountains. The musket recalls the event highlighted in the Musket Festival, when Martín Alonso de Frías, standard-bearer of the Flanders regiment, retrieved the Holy Sacrament stolen by Ibrahin Aguad. The tree symbolizes the abundancy in orange trees, lime trees, olive trees and almond trees in the area. The waves represent river Torrente that waters the municipal territory.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Granada (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache, 27 June 2009