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Formentera (Balearic Islands, Spain)

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Presentation of Formentera

The island of Formentera (12,280 inhabitants in 2017, 8,324 ha), the smallest of the inhabited Balearic Islands, is located 4 km south of Ibiza.
The former Ibiza and Formentera Insular Council was split into the Ibiza Insular Council and the Formentera Insular Council in the reformed Statutes of the Balearic Islands, which form the Constitutional Law No. 1, promulgated by King John Charles on 28 February 2007 and published on 1 March 2007 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 52, pp. 8,703-8,728 (text).

The set-up of the Formentera Insular Council was required on 15 December 2005 by the Municipal Council of Formentera. The new Council was inaugurated on 10 July 2007.

Ivan Sache, 16 March 2018

Flag of Formentera

The flag and arms of the Formentera Insular Council are prescribed by and Approval adopted on 31 March 2010 by the Insular Council, signed on 13 April 2010 by the President of the Council and published on 22 April 2010 in the official gazette of the Balearic Islands, No. 61, pp. 99-100 (text).
The symbols, which were approved on 19 October 2007 by the Insular Council and validated on 7 July 2009 by the Obra Cultural Balear and on 5 March 2010 by the Royal Academy of History, are described as follows.

Flag: Rectangular area of two units in width on three units in length, with four red horizontal stripes, of 2/9 the flag's width, on a yellow background. Superimposed the lozengy coat of arms of the island without the mural crown and charged with an escutcheon (the triangular, curvilinear escutcheon or with four pallets gules). The coat of arms shall cover the central area of the flag without touching its upper and lower edges, its upper and lower points being set 1/18 apart from the upper and lower edges of the flag, respectively.
Coat of arms: Lozengy azure a tower or on a base argent two fesses wavy azure surrounded by two garbs of wheat [forment] or in chief a triangular curvilinear escutcheon or four pallets gules. The shield surmounted by a settlement's mural crown.

The flag (photo, photo, photo) and arms in actual use are slightly different from those illustrated on the Approval. A frame is added around the coat of arms and the wheat garbs surround the Catalan escutcheon; the tower is masoned, with black port and windows.

Ivan Sache, 16 March 2018