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Navalilla (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Navalilla

The municipality of Navalilla (129 inhabitants in 2010; 2,084 ha; unofficial webpage) is located in the north of Segovia Province.

Navalilla, mentioned for the first time in 939, is named for a nava, that is "a small plain with a pasture" - like several places in Castile, including 15 municipalities in Segovia Province - and a Germanic anthroponym (Lilo / Lillo). Navalilla was incorporated to the Community of the Town and Land of Sepúlveda, first resettled by Count Fernán González after the Battle of Simancas, then ruined by Al- Mansur's raids and eventually resettled a second time by Count Sancho Garcés in the early 10th century, following the fall of the Amir dynasty.

Ivan Sache, 10 March 2011

Symbols of Navalilla

The flag and arms of Navalilla, designed by Instituto Borbone de Heráldica Municipal, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 30 May 2000 by the Municipal Council, signed on 8 June 2000 by the Mayor, and published on 22 September 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 185, p. 11,801 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular flag, with proportions 1:1, green with a white stripe running from the upper hoist to the lower fly. In the middle of the flag is placed the crowned coat of arms of the municipality of Navalilla.
Coat of arms: Quarterly per saltire, 1. and 4. Argent a pine tree vert, 2. and 3. Vert an ewe argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

The Royal Academy of History "found no flaw in the proposed coat of arms", and therefore validated the flag's proposal as well (Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 199, 3: 450, 2002).

Ivan Sache, 10 March 2011