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Flag of San Felices de los Gallegos - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 April 2011
The municipality of San Felices de los Gallegos (519 inhabitants in 2010; 8,143 ha) is located in the northwest of the Province of Salamanca, 100 km from Salamanca.
San Felices de los Gallegos, resettled in the 6th century by Galician (gallegos) colonists, became a strategic place due to its location close to the border with Portugal. In the modern period, the village, known as Sahelices la Grande, belonged to the Dukes of Alba and was the third biggest settlement in the west of Salamanca Province, superseded only by Ciudad Rodrigo and Ledesma. The dukes founded several monasteries and built a bridge. San Felices declined in the middle of the 19th century, being isolated from the railway and from the main roads.
Ivan Sache, 21 April 2011
The flag of San Felices de los Gallegos is prescribed by a Decree
adopted on 11 June 1998 by the Salamanca Provincial Government, signed
on 19 June 1998 by the President of the Government, and published on 2
July 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 124 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Quadrangular, argent. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown closed.
The Royal Academy of History did not find any reason not to accept the
proposed flag, provided that the modifications previously recommended
to the coat of arms are implemented.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2000, 197, 2: 346]
The coat of arms of San Felices de los Gallegos is prescribed by a
Decree adopted on 11 April 1997 by the Salamanca Provincial
Government, signed on the same day by the President of the Government,
and published on 5 May 1997 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 83 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Azure two elms argent per fess in chief a virginal crown or, 2. Argent a castle gules. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.
Ivan Sache, 3 March 2015