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Valle de Oca (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Valle de Oca - Image from the Escudos y Banderas de la Provincia de Burgos website, 2 March 2014

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Presentation of Valle de Oca

The municipality of Valle de Oca (177 inhabitants in 2012; 3,847 ha) is located in the east of the Province of Burgos, 40 km from Burgos. The municipality is made of the villages of Cueva Cardiel (33 inh.), Villalmóndar (10 inh.), Villalbos (20 inh.), Villanasur Río de Oca (47 inh.; capital), Villalómez and Mozoncillo de Oca (11 inh.).

Ivan Sache, 2 March 2014

Symbols of Valle de Oca

The flag and arms of Valle de Oca (Escudos y Banderas de la Provincia de Burgos website) are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 24 February 2010 by the Municipal Council, signed on 10 March 2010 by the Mayor, and published on 25 March 2010 in the official gazette of the Province of Burgos, No. 57 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, in proportions 2:3, made of a red panel charged with a white isosceles triangle with the base along the hoist and the vertex in the middle of the fly. Two blue horizontal waves are placed on the white triangle.
Coat of arms: Argent two waves azure chaussˇ gules two heads of garlic or. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown..

The flag is, therefore, a simplified banner of the arms (heads of garlic excluded) rotated orthogonally. The V-shape on the shield represents the valley (valle), while the waves represent river Oca. Red and white are the colours of Castilla y León.
The heads of garlic must recall that the valley of Oca is locally known as "Valle de los Ajos" (Garlic Valley). River Oca (70 km), borne in the Oca Mounts, close to Rábanos, is a tributary of Ebro.

Ivan Sache, 2 March 2014