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Rábano (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Rábano - Image by Ivan Sache, 12 January 2011

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Presentation of Rábano

The municipality of Rábano (215 inhabitants in 2009; 2,775 ha; unofficial website) is located in the east of Valladolid Province, 70 km from Valladolid.

Rábano must have emerged in the 10th-11th centuries, as a borough of the neighboring village of Peñafiel, itself mentioned for the first time in 943. All mentions of Rábano are found in the Peñafiel archives.
The meaning of the name of the village (lit., "radish") is disputed, but has nothing to do with radish growing. A first hypothesis refers to ribas / rábida, derived from ribat, "barrack buildings of a Moorish troop"; a second hypothesis refers to the Germanic anthroponym Hraban.

Ivan Sache, 12 January 2011

Symbols of Rábano

The flag and arms of Rábano (unofficial website) are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 February 2002 by the Municipal Council, signed on 1 April 2003 by the Mayor, and published on 24 April 2003 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 77, p. 6,192 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular flag, with proportions 1:1, white with a bend of width 1/7 of the flag size, divided into two equal parts, the outer part green and the inner part red. In the middle the municipal coat of arms surmounted with a Royal crown.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Argent a radish [rábano] gules leaved vert, 2. Or three gyrons gules a bordure checky of three orders or and gules. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown or.

Ivan Sache, 12 January 2011