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Castronuevo de Esgueva (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Castronuevo de Esgueva

The municipality of Castronuevo de Esgueva (388 inhabitants in 2009; 2,944 ha; unofficial website) is located in the northeast of Valladolid Province, 15 km from Valladolid.

Castronuevo de Esgueva was built on the site of a Roman settlement, as evidenced by several artefacts, including coins, found there. The name of the village (lit. New Castle) seems to indicate that an old castle might have existed in the Visigothic times, replaced in the 9th century by a new one after the reconquest of the area by King Alfonso III the Great. The old citadel, known as Castriel de Ferruz, was part of a defence belt protecting the valley of Duero; subsequently known as Castil de la Vega, the place was deserted in the 18th century. Similarly, the settlement of Polvoreda was deserted in the 16th century.
Castronuevo was a Royal domain managed by the Council of Valladolid.

Ivan Sache, 20 January 2011

Symbols of Castronuevo de Esgueva

The flag and arms (presentation) of Castronuevo de Esgueva are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 23 October 2002 by the Municipal Council, signed on 31 October 2002 by the Mayor, and published on 14 November 2002 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 221, p. 15,095 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a three-arched white bridge, masoned in black, the upper part red and the lower part blue.
Coat of arms: Gules a fess wavy azure fimbriated argent in chief a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure in base an oak eradicated argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The flag depicts the Roman bridge crossing river Esgueva (photos).

Ivan Sache, 20 January 2011