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Pozal de Gallinas (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Pozal de Gallinas - Image by Alfonso Munóz, 19 December 2010

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Presentation of Pozal de Gallinas

The municipality of Pozal de Gallinas (526 inhabitants in 2009; 3,520 ha) is located in the south of Valladolid Province, 50 km from Valladolid.
Pozal de Gallinas was mentioned for the first time in 1154/1164 via a villager named Pedro Abad. In 1265, Posal de Gallinas is listed among the parishes belonging to the abbey of Medina del Campo. In 1402, Infant Ferdinand granted the village to the Mejorada monastery.

In 1864-1867, the Poor's Republic (República de los Pobres) was established in the abandoned village of Pedro Miguel; some 1,600-2,000 people maintained a self-managed rural community based on the utopian ideal of Charles Fourier (1772-1837). The ruins of the phalanstére are locally known as El Torreón.

Ivan Sache, 19 December 2010

Symbols of Pozal de Gallinas

The flag and arms of Pozal de Gallinas are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 15 November 2004 by the Municipal Council, signed on 16 November 2004 by the Mayor, and published on 30 November 2004 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 231, p. 17,293 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, made of 12 contiguous triangles, six white and six blue in turn, with a common vertex in the center of the flag and the other in the midpoint of each flag's side and at 1/4 and 3/4 of the upper and lower flag's edges.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Gules a fountain argent ensigned with a twelve-pointed star argent, 2. Argent five pines eradicated vert per saltire. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 19 December 2010