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Labajos (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Labajos

The municipality of Labajos (153 inhabitants in 2010; 2,096 ha) is located in the southwest of Segovia Province, on the border with Ávila Province, 45 km from Segovia.

Labajos is the death place of Onésimo Redondo (1905-1936), the founder in 1931 of the fascist journal Libertad and of the Juntas Castellanas de Actuación Hispánica (Castilian Groups of Hispanic Action), merged the next year with Ramos' group to form the JONS (Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista - Unions of the National- Syndicalist Offensive) and merged in 1934 with Primo de Rivera's Falange Española (Spanish Phalanx). Leader of an armed group of phalangists during the Civil War, Redondo was killed in Labajos during a fighting with CNT members. Proclaimed a "martyr of the Crusade" by Franco, Redondo was made, posthumously, Count of Labajos, where he is still honoured by a controversial monument (photo).

Ivan Sache, 23 March 2011

Symbols of Labajos

The flag and arms of Labajos are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 2 February 1998 by the Municipal Council, signed on 21 June 1999 by the Mayor, and published on 14 July 1999 in the official gazette of Castile and León, No. 134, p. 7,453 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangularflag, with proportions 1:1, white with three wavy blue stripes. In the middle is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: [Division of the shield not clear] 1. Azure three birds volant or over waves argent and azure three reeds argent issuant, 2. Gules a two-stage aqueduct argent masoned sable over ten rocks of the first [The Segovia Roman aqueduct]. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

Ivan Sache, 23 March 2011