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Salobreña (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Salobreña, as observed on 21 September 2012 in front of the Town Hall - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 October 2012

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Presentation of Salobreña

The municipality of Salobreña (12,509 inhabitants in 2013; 3,491 ha; municipal website) is located on the west bank of river Guadalfeo, just opposite to Motril, 70 km south of Granada.
On top of the town is an Arab castle, which was the summer residence of the kings of Granada. Salobreña also plays a role in a story about three Muslim princesses and their Christian lovers, related by Washington Irving in his Tales of the Alhambra.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 October 2012

Symbols of Salobreña

The flag of Salobreña, adopted on 6 December 1985 and validated by the Royal Academy of History, is prescribed by Decree No. 148, adopted on 3 June 1987 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 6 July 1987 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 59, p. 3,210 (text). This was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text)
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, divided in three horizontal stripes of equal height, at the top sky blu, in the middle, white, and, at the bottomn green. The central stripe is charged with the town's coat of arms.

The coat of arms is "Azure a tower argent masoned sable on a rock proper [brown] faceted sable in front of waves argent and azure, a bordure argent charged with the writings 'SA' in chief 'LO' sinister 'BRE' dexter and 'ÑA' in base.

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 17 October 2012