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Alameda del Valle (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of Alameda del Valle - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2015

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Presentation of Alameda del Valle

The municipality of Alameda del Valle (224 inhabitants in 2014; 2,501 ha; municipal website) is located in the upper Lozoya Valley, in the north-west of the Community of Madrid, 90 km of Madrid. The village is located close to the Pass of Malagosto, on the road to Segovia.

Alameda del Valle, established in 1302 by knights commissioned by the Council of Segovia to re-settle the land reconquerred from the Moors, was subsequently incorporated into the Community of the Town and Land of Segovia. The municipality was eventually incorporated into the Province of Madrid in the 19th century.

Ivan Sache, 25 June 2015

Symbols of Alameda del Valle

The flag (photos) and arms of Alameda del Valle are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 16 September 1993 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 6 October 1993 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 237, p. 9 (text), and on 2 November 1993 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 262, p. 30,715 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Proportions 2:3. A red panel with a white triangle with the points in the upper angles of the hoist and fly and in the center of the flag's base, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a poplar proper on waves azure and argent, 2. Gules an aqueduct argent on rocks of the same. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

The 1st quarter of the coat of arms features a kind of rebus of the name of the municipality, alameda meaning "a place planted with poplars" and de la Valle, "in the valley". The 2nd quarter features the Roman aqueduct of Segovia, symbolizing the historical connection between Alameda and Segovia.

The Royal Academy of History accepted the proposed symbols "without inconvenience".
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 190:3, 458. 1993]

Ivan Sache, 31 March 2019