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Campazas (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Flag of Campazas - Image by "Nethunter" (Wikimedia Commons), 1 June 2011

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Presentation of Campazas

The municipality of Campazas (154 inhabitants in 2010; 2,088 ha) is located in the southeast of León Province, 60 km of León.

Campazas is mostly know for Friar Gerundio de Campazas, the main character of the novel Historia del famoso predicador fray Gerundio de Campazas, alias Zotes (History of the famous preacher Friar Gerundio de Campazas, aka Zotes; text, 1758 edition), published by Father Isla (José Francisco de Isla y Rojo, 1703-1781). The novel is an harsh satire of the preachers of the late 18th century who used an obscure, Baroque language.

Ivan Sache, 1 June 2011

Symbols of Campazas

The flag and arms of Campazas are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 10 May 2006 by the Municipal Council, signed on 24 January 2007 by the Mayor, and published on 5 February 2007 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 25, p. 2,411 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with dimensions and shape matching those of the other official flags, such as the flag of the Provincial Government of Castilla y León, that is 2 x 3 cm. The body or panel divided in three equal horizontal stripes, the two outer stripes purple and the central stripe white, the stripes separated by a golden border. On the full height of the white stripe and half of the height of each purple stripe is placed the municipal coat of arms [...]
Coat of arms:
1. Field
Of traditional Spanish shape, rectangular, quadrangular and rounded-off in point (reverted surbased arch, no point).
Dimensions: Five in width on six in height. Without point.     1.1 Divisions of the field: Per fess the upper quarter per pale.
    1.2. Three quarters.
2. Quarters.
    1.1 First quarter: Vert a tower argent.
    1.2. Second quarter: Argent a lion rampant langued armed and crowned or.
    1.3. Third quarter: Or three fesses gules.
3. Crown: Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 1 June 2011