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Valderrey (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Valderrey - Image by Antonio Gutiérrez (VexiLeón website), 13 December 2010

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Presentation of Valderrey

The municipality of Valderrey (517 inhabitants in 2009; 6,023 ha) is located in the south of León Province, 50 km of León. The municipality is made up of the villages of Barrientos, Bustos, Castrillo de las Piedras, Carral, Cuevas, Curillas, Matanza, Tejados and Valderrey proper (capital).

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2010

Symbols of Valderrey

The flag and arms of Valderrey are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 24 June 2005 by the Municipal Council, signed on 5 July 2005 by the Mayor, and published on 21 July 2005 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 141, p. 13,114 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of nine equal horizontal stripes, five green and four white in turn, and a green vertical stripe of 1/3 the flag's length placed along the hoist with a white stele and black writing.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Vert, 2. Argent, all over a Roman three- arched bridge countercolored masoned sable ensigned dexter with a stele argent with a votive writing sable and sinister with three wheat spikes. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The original flag proposal had a milestone, called a votive stele in the final version, in the first third and nine horizontal stripes representing the nine villages forming the municipality. Green represents the plain while white represents the drylands.
The original coat of arms proposal, slightly amended in the eventually adopted version, had four quarters, showing the Valimbre bridge, the Roman way crossing the municipality and a milestone, as well as a wheat spike symbolizing agriculture (Diario de León, 18 May 2006).
The Valimbre bridge (photo), crossing river Turienzo (Latin, Turgentium), is considered one of the most significant Roman remains in León Province; it was located on the Roman way known as the Silver Way.

Ivan Sache, 13 December 2010