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Pollos (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Pollos

The municipality of Pollos (714 inhabitants in 2009; 5,051 ha) is located in the southwest of Valladolid Province, 40 km from Valladolid.
Pollos is said to have been named after Queen Joan the Mad once sent to the village servants to retrieve chickens (pollos); however, the name of the village already appears on a document dated 1 June 1237, nearly three centuries before the alleged event. In 1560, King Philip II sold the village to Francisco de Dueñas Holmaza.

Ivan Sache, 2 February 2011

Symbols of Pollos

The flag and arms of Pollos (images) are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 March 2002 by the Municipal Council, signed on 26 March 2002 by the Mayor, and published on 18 April 2002 in the official gazette of Castile and León, No. 74, p. 5,069 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, with proportions 2:3, made of three triangles with a common vertex at mid hoist and the other vertices on the fly's top and bottom, the upper triangle red, the lower triangle green and the triangle at fly white with three blue wavy stripes.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Gules a church tower argent masoned sable port and windows gules, 2. Vert three maize cobs or, grafted in base waves argent and azure. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The church tower represents the St. Nicholas of Bari parish church; the maize cobs represent the main crop in the municipality; the three waves, also shown on the flag, represent river Duero watering the municipality.

Ivan Sache, 2 February 2011