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Santanyí (Municipality, Balearic Islands, Spain)


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Presentation of Santanyí

The municipality of Santanyí (Spanish, Santañí; 11,348 inhabitants in 2017, 12,447 ha) is the southernmost municipality in Majorca. The municipal territory encompasses Cap de Ses Salines, the southernmost point of Majorca.
The municipality is composed of the settlements of Santanyí (3,014 inh.), s'Alqueria Blanca (993 inh.), Cala d'Or (3,693 inh.), Cala Figuera (614 inh.), Calonge (831 inh.), La Costa (29 inh.), es Llombards (541 inh.), Portopetro (551 inh.), Cala Llombards (304 inh.), Cala Santanyí (487 inh.), and Cap d'es Moro (115 inh.).

The poet and philologist Jaume Vidal Alcover (1923-1991) named "School of Santanyí" a group of local, Catalan-speaking poets composed of the "patriarch" Bernat Vidal i Tomàs (1918-1971), Blai Bonet (1926-1997), Miquel Pons (b. 1928), Antònia Vicens (b. 1941), Antoni Vidal Ferrando (b. 1945) and Jaume Serra.
[Diari de Balears, 1 December 2016]

Ivan Sache, 14 March 2018

Flag of Santanyí

The flag and arms of Santanyí were adopted on 12 June 2017 by the Municipal Council, as announced on 22 June 2017 in the official gazette of the Balearic Islands, No. 76, p. 19,828 (text).
The symbols are not described in the announcement. The registration process of the symbols does not appear to have been completed yet.

The flag is dark red with the municipal coat of arms in the center. The dark red color recalls the standards of the old brotherhoods, which are documented in inventories performed during pastoral visits from the 17th to the 19th century.
The coat of arms is made of a square diamond, yellow with four red pallets, on the model of the Royal arms found in the old Rosary church and dated from the 14th century, short after the foundation of the town. The Agnus Dei is also present in the church. The lamb is represented here lying on the Book of Revelation closed by the seven seals, on the model used at the end of the 18th century.
[Diario de Mallorca, 16 June 2017]

Ivan Sache, 14 March 2018