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Minor Local Entity of Bácor-Olivar (Municipality of Guadix, Granada Province, Andalusia, Spain)

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The autonomous local entity of Bácor-Olivar (575 inhabitants in 2007), located 100km north-east of Granada, is part of the Municipality of Guadix (Province of Granada). Formed by the villages of Bácor (532 inhabitants), Olivar (33 inh.) and Los Balcones (3 inh.), the entity was officially registered on 21 February 2000.

In 912, the castle of Bácor, still standing in the middle of the village, was seized by Abd-ar-Rahman III from the local caid Ibn 'Arus. This success prompted him to set up a big army to pacify the kingdom he had inherited from his grand father Abd Allah, later known as the Emirate and Caliphate of Córdoba.

Source: Wikipedia

Ivan Sache, 02 Jul 2009


The flag and arms of Bácor-Olivar were approved by the Municipal Council on 24 September 2008 and submitted on 10 October 2008 to the General Directorate of Local Administration, which confirmed them by Decree on 27 October 2008, published in the Andalusian official gazette (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía, BOJA) No. 223 on 10 November 2008.

The relevant parts of the Decree are the following:

Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Argent a mount proper charged with a house argent port and windows sable surmounted by a cave argent. The base creneled or a cherry tree and an olive tree eradicate vert, the first fructed or. The shield surmounted with a Royal spanish crown closed.

Flag: Panel in proportions 3:2 (length to hoist) horizontally divided into four stripes of equal size, from top to bottom, green, white, brown and yellow. The municipal shield in the middle.

The symbols should be registered on the Andalusian Register of Local Entities, with their official written description and graphics (as originally submitted, but unfortunately not apprended to the Decree.

Source: BOJA No. 223, p. 24, 10 November 2008 [PDF]

The municipal shield is shown here.

Ivan Sache, 02 Jul 2009