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Corcos (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Corcos

The municipality of Corcos (aka Corcos del Valle; 238 inhabitants in 2010; 4,255 ha; municipal website) is located in the northeast of Valladolid Province, on the border with Palencia Province, 20 km from Valladolid.

Corcos is the site of the Santa María de Palazuelos monastery, founded in the 13th century by Cistercians monks from the San Martín de Valvení monastery; the monastery was built on a plot offered by Alonso Téllez de Meneses, made in 1213 lord of Palazuelos by King Alfonso VIII. The founder and his family were buried in the St. Ines funerary chapel located inside the monastery church. A local legend claims that the bells of the Palencia Cathedral come from Corcos.

Ivan Sache, 30 May 2011

Symbols of Corcos

The flag and arms of Corcos were "provisionally" (see below) approved by a Decree adopted on 27 June 2007 by the Municipal Council, signed on 2 April 2008 by the Mayor, and published on 28 April 2008 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 80, p. 7,995 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, made of three vertical stripes with proportions 1/4, 1/2 and 1/4, the outer stripes red and the central stripe white with two blue wavy stripes.
Coat of arms: Quarterly, 1. Argent two fesses wavy azure, 2. Gules a church argent masoned sable, 3. Gules a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure, 4. Or a bunch of grapes vert. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The "provisional" symbols have still to be validated by the Chronicler of Arms of Castilla y León.

Ivan Sache, 30 May 2011