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Villanueva de Ávila (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Villanueva de Ávila

The municipality of Villanueva de Ávila (250 inhabitants in 2010; 2,100 ha) is located in the south of Ávila Province, 50 km of Ávila. The municipality was formed on 18 December 1990 by separation from Navatalgordo.

Ivan Sache, 26 March 2011

Symbols of Villanueva de Ávila

The flag and arms of Villanueva de Ávila are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 11 June 1999 by the Municipal Council, signed on 6 September 1999 by the Mayor, and published on 16 September 1999 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 180, p. 9,148 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular flag with blue, yellow and green colors arranged in vertical stripes. In the middle is placed the municipal coat of arms of Villanueva de Ávila.
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Azure a hill or ... argent, 2. Vert a building argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown.

The Royal Academy of History recalled "one more time" that the charges of the coats of arms should be represented in a generic manner. However, the proposed arms of Villanueva de Ávila include realistic representations of a hill and a building. The proposed flag could be accepted, provided a new design of the coat of arms is proposed (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 198, 3: 562, 2001).

Ivan Sache, 6 March 2014