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Galinduste (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Galinduste - Image by Ivan Sache, 29 May 2011

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Presentation of Galinduste

The municipality of Galinduste (493 inhabitants in 2010; 3,163 ha) is located 40 km from Salamanca.

Ivan Sache, 29 May 2011

Symbols of Galinduste

The historical memoir supporting the proposal of a new flag for Galinduste was approved by a Decree adopted on 12 September 2008 by the Municipal Council, signed on 29 October 2008 by the Mayor and published on 6 November 2008 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 215, p. 21,918 (text).
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular, per bend, the part at hoist gules, the part at fly white. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms.

The colors of the flag are those of Castilla y León.

The coat of arms of Galinduste is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 26 April 2000 by the Municipal Council, signed on 27 April 2000 by the Mayor, and published on 10 May 2000 in the official gazette of Castile and León, No. 89, p. 5,646 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:

Coat of arms: Division: Shield divided by an horizontal line running from the left to the right side, forming two quarters, the upper or main quarter and the lower or secondary quarter.
Upper or main quarter: Vert a fortress argent similar to a castle, the donjon surrounded by two lower towers, between them a crenellated wall.
Lower or secondary quarter: Checky argent and azure, the arms of the Ducal House or State of Alba de Tormes.
The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The arms were designed by Salvador Llopis, official Chronicler of the Salamanca Province, commissioned on 17 November 1999 by the Municipal Council. The memoir supporting the arms' proposal was delivered on 16 December 1999.
The fortress recalls that the village was once part of the defence line of the Castilian border, together with Santibáñez, Cespedosa and Alba de Tormes; the oldest remains of the medieval fortress are found in the base of the Clock Tower. The fortress is locally said to be of Moorish origin, which is commonly said in the region for fortresses dating back to the Reconquest.
The checky arms of the House of Alba recall that Duchess Cayetana of Alba was lord of Galinduste in 1753.

Ivan Sache, 29 May 2011