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Muñopedro (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Muñopedro

The municipality of Muñopedro (332 inhabitants in 2010; 8,721 ha) is located on the border with the Province of Ávila, 40 km south-east of Segovia.
Muñopedro, like many other villages near Segovia, was named for his resettler, Muño, the son of Pedro.

Ivan Sache, 24 April 2011

Symbols of Muñopedro

The flag and arms of Muñopedro are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 17 December 1996 by the Segovia Provincial Government, signed by the President of the Government on 22 January 1997 and published on 13 January 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 111, p. 8,581 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Square flag with proportions 1:1, tierced per pale blue, yellow and red. In the center of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Or a St. Michael archangel armed slaying the demon, figured by a dragon, 2. Gules a two-staged aqueduct argent masoned sable over ten rocks argent. Grafted in base, Azure an abbot's crozier or per pale. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

The Decree is erroneously labelled "Arms and flag of Boceguillas". A Decree signed by the President of the Government on 20 January 1998 and published on 30 January 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 20 (text) corrects the misattribution of the symbols.

The Royal Academy of History found the proposed coat of arms, with a complicated representation of St. Michael and the Segovia aqueduct "too complex and far from the good traditional style". A more convincing design would replace the representation of the Archangel - which will be totally unidentifiable on small-sized arms - by a schematic representation. The proposed flag would be acceptable provided the arms are amended as required.
[Boletin de la Real Academia de la Historia 196,2:342. 1999]

Ivan Sache, 24 April 2011