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La Hiruela (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of La Hiruela - Image by "Javitomad" (Wikimedia Commons), 10 July 2015

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Presentation of La Hiruela

The municipality of La Hiruela (55 inhabitants in 2014; 1,718 ha; municipal website) is located in the north-east of the Community of Madrid, on the border with Castilla-La Mancha (Province of Guadalajara), 100 km of Madrid.

La Hiruela might have been named for the word hiruela, meaning "a path, a trail", referring either to the Cordel de Montejo and the Cañada Real, or to the network of channels used for irrigation. The village was probably established in the 11th-12th century after the Christian reconquest.
La Hiruela was part of the Community of the Town of Buitrago, ruled from 1358 onwards by the Mendoza. In April 1490, La Hiruela was granted the status of villa by the Duke of the Infantado. The rights of use of the land and pastures, the rights of use of water of irrigation, and, most of all, the control of cattle were regulated by Ordinances released in 1554.

Ivan Sache, 10 July 2015

Symbols of La Hiruela

The flag (photo) and arms of La Hiruela are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 26 February 1987 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 25 March 1987 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 71, p. 2 (text) and on 7 April 1987 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 83, p. 10,397 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Blue, a yellow mural crown in the center. The proportions shall be 2:3 (one and a half longer than wide).
Coat of arms: Azure three mounts argent ensigned by a mural crown or. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 10 July 2015