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Valdeconcha (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

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Flag of Valdeconcha - Image by , 7 September 2019

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Presentation of Valdeconcha

The municipality of Valdeconcha (36 inhabitants in 2014; 2,350 ha; municipal website) is located in the south of the Province of Guadalajara, 50 km of Guadalajara.

Valdeconcha was once a dependency of Zorita de los Canes, whose castle was the capital of an area ruled by the Order of Calatrava. Valdeconcha was granted the status of villa on 8 July 1495 by King Ferdinand the Catholic. In 1542, Charles I separated Valdeconcha from the Order of Calatrava domain and sold it to Tristán Calvete, Bishop of Oviedo. The Calvete family would rule Valdeconcha until the suppression of the feudal system.
The big parish church of Valdeconcha was erected in the 17th century, using the stones from the palace of the bishop of Oviedo, of which nothing has remained.

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2019

Symbols of Valdeconcha

The flag and arms of Valdeconcha are prescribed by an Order issued on 28 May 2015 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 9 June 2015 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 111, p. 17,696 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In rectangular shape, 1.5 longer than wide (from hoist to fly). Divided in three triangles: a white inverted triangle, from the angles of the hoist and of the fly to the center of the flag's lower edge, flanked by two crimson triangles. In the center of the panel, the coat of arms of the municipality, in proportions 1/4 of the flag.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1a. Per pale gules and argent a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure, 1b. Gules three posts or per fess ensigned with three metal helmets with feathers or and azure, 2. Azure a scallop [concha] argent chaussé argent. A bordure or charged with eight crosses delisadas gules. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2019