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Bormujos (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Presentation of Bormujos

The municipality of Bormujos (17,670 inhabitants in 2008; 1,217 ha; municipal website), is located 10 km west of Seville.

The origin of the name of the town is unresolved yet. Some historians believe that it was derived from Boromuj, the name of a Moorish estate (alquería). However, the philologists García de Diego and Menéndez Pidal claim that Bormujos was formed on the Iberian root borm, an hydronym referring to mineral waters. The place has been settled, with grapevine and olive tree cultivation, since at least the Roman times, the Roman villae being subsequently replaced by Moorish alquerías. Granted the title of villa in the 16th century, the town directly depended on Seville until sold near the end of the 17th century - beginning of the 18th century to the Guzmán family.
Bormujos is the birth place of the theater and film actor Juan Diego Ruiz Moreno (b. 1941) and of the dancer Francisco Franco Moreno (b. 1965).

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2009

Symbols of Bormujos

The flag (photo, photo, photo) and arms of Bormujos, adopted on 19 May 2004 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 21 May 2004 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 13 July 2004 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 29 July 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 148, p. 16,881 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, in proportions 11:18, made of green olive fabric charged with a cross quartered first and fourth white second and third lemon yellow, overall the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Vert an olive tree argent with the foliage and trunk shadowed sable flanked dexter by a crozier per bend or over it a miter of the same and sinister by two swords or crossed per saltire. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The crozier and the miter represent St. Dominic of Silos, the town's patron saint. Olive is the main source of income for the municipality. The swords recall that King Alfonso X granted the Mormolos alquería, among others, to 200 knights who had contributed to the reconquest of Seville.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Sevilla (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2009