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Fuentelsaz (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

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Flag of Fuentelsaz - Image by the Sociedad Española de Vexilología, 25 April 2021

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Presentation of Fuentelsaz

The municipality of Fuentelsaz 89 inhabitants in 2020; 4,036 ha) is located on the border with Aragón (Province of Zaragoza), 150 km north-east of Guadalajara and 30 km north of Molina de Aragón.

Ivan Sache, 25 April 2021

Symbols of Fuentelsaz

The flag and arms of Fuentelsaz are prescribed by Order No. 46 issued on 29 March 2021 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 9 April 2001 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 67, p. 14,312 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel, in length one and a half the width, vertically divided into two equal parts. The part at hoist red, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms, in width half the panel's width. The other part horizontally divided in two equal parts, the upper, yellow, and the lower, blueish.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Gules a castle or with three towers, the central topped by a cupola, 2a. Azure a fountain argent, 2b. Or a willow proper. The shield surmounted by a royal crown open.

The symbols were designed by the Sociedad Española de Vexilología.
The flag is a transposition of the field of the coat of arms, orthogonally rotated.

The coat of arms is based on the arms sculpted on the facade of the Town Hall; unnecessary or difficult to identify elements were removed and colors were added. The first quarter represents the atalaya (isolated fortress) that overlooked the village, of great strategical significance in the Middle Ages due to its location on the border between Castile and Aragón. A small tower and some walls are its only present-day's remains (photo).
The second quarter represents the big baroque fountain (fuente) located in the center of the village (fountain).
The third quarter completes the allusion to the place's name, originally Fuente del Sauce (The Willow's Fountain).
The shield is surmounted by the crown open featured on the stone arms, while a crown closed should have been preferred in compliance with the norms of municipal heraldry; it was considered better, however, to match the arms present in the village at least since 1702.
[Sociedad Española de Vexilología]

Ivan Sache, 25 April 2021