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Paracuellos de Jarama (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of Paracuellos de Jarama - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2015

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Presentation of Paracuellos de Jarama

The municipality of Paracuellos de Jarama (21,718 inhabitants in 2014; 4,392 ha; municipal website) is located 15 km east of Madrid.

Paracuellos is named for the Latin word collum, "a collar used to fix a yoke". The town was first documented in 1195, as Paracollos, owned by Fernando Martínez de Hita, Commander of Uclés for the Order of St. James. On 18 May 1217, García González, Master of the Order, transferred Paracollos to Count Alvaro Nóez de Lara, Procurator of King Henry. The town was mentioned under its current name in 1430, being known as Paracuellos de Malsobacco, for a castle once located south-west of the town.
Philip II sold the town in 1531 to Arias Pardo de Saavedra, who offered it to his daughter, as her dowry, when she married Pardo Tavera. The town subsequently belonged to the Medinaceli family, whose palace was considered as a main hunting center in the province of Madrid.

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2015

Symbols of Paracuellos de Jarama

The flag and arms (image) of Paracuellos de Jarama are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 6 May 1993 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 27 May 1993 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 124, p. 4 (text), and on 15 June 1993 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 142, pp. 18,315-18,316 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In proportions 2:3. Vertically divided, one third at hoist, white, and the two other thirds, red.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a Cross of the Order of St. James gules, 2. Gules on a mount vert a tower or masoned sable port and windows azure in base waves argent and azure (three and two). The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

The flag in actual use (photo, photos, photo, photo) is charged in the middle with the municipal coat of arms.

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2015