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Villamoratiel de las Matas (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Villamoratiel de las Matas - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 November 2010

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Presentation of Villamoratiel de las Matas

The municipality of Villamoratiel de las Matas (166 inhabitants in 2009; 3,723 ha; municipal website) is located in the southeast of León Province, 35 km of León. The municipality is made of the two villages of Villamoratiel de las Matas and Grajalejo de las Matas.
The municipality is named after a Mauratellus / Muratelli, who was commissioned in the 10th century by King Ordoño II to resettle the area. The name Villa Moratelle appeared at the end of the century. Incorporated into the municipality of Santa Cristina in 1833, the two villages were detached in 1852 to form the municipality of Villmoratiel de las Matas.

Ivan Sache, 23 November 2010

Symbols of Villamoratiel de las Matas

The flag (photo) and arms of Villamoratiel de las Matas, designed by Laureano M. Rubio Pérez, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 June 2008 by the Municipal Council, signed on 14 August 2008 by the Mayor, and published on 26 August 2008 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 164, p. 17,279 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular with proportions 2:3, made by three equal horizontal stripes, 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, the upper and lower crimson red, the central green, separated by a border or, a vertical stripe of width 1/3 the flag's length in the middle, white with the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Vert a tower argent masoned sable flanked by two pillories or, 2a. Or a bush [mata] of oaks vert, 2b. Argent a lion purpure armed langued and crowned or. The shield surmounted by a Spanish Royal crown.

Ivan Sache, 23 November 2010