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Canalejas de Peñafiel (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Canalejas de Peñafiel - Image by "Asqueladd" (Wikimedia Commons), 13 February 2015

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Presentation of Canalejas de Peñafiel

The municipality of Canalejas de Peñafiel (298 inhabitants in 2014; 3,210 ha) is located in the east of the Province of Valladolid, on the border with the Province of Segovia, 70 km of Valladolid.
Canalejas de Peñafiel, re-settled in the 10th century, belonged to the Peñafiel Council, until transferred in the 14th century to the Dukes of Osuna.

Ivan Sache, 13 February 2015

Symbols of Canalejas de Peñafiel

The flag and arms of Canalejas de Peñafiel are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 28 March 2014 by the Municipal Council, signed on 8 April 2014 by the Mayor, and published on 22 April 2014 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 76, p. 28,753 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In dimensions 1:2, with a border. Red (or gules), a yellow (or or) tower surmounted by a yellow (or or) Marquis' coronet with gems. White (or argent) bordure charged with eight red (or gules) crenellated towers, three in the upper part of the hoist, three in its lower part, one at mid fly and one at mid hoist.
Coat of arms: In Spanish shape. Gules three mounts or ensigned with a tower or port and windows azure surmounted by a Marquis' coronet or with gems the base azure an escutcheon of the Girón lineage, that is, per fess serrated or and gules in chief per pale Castilla y León. A bordure argent eight towers gules. The shield surmounted with a Spanish Royal crown.

The symbols were designed, from scratch, by Faustino Nargares Quijano. The Marquis' crown must allude to Juan de Pacheco, Marquis of Villena and lord of Peñafiel.
[El Norte de Castilla, 17 May 2014]

Ivan Sache, 13 February 2015