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Segurilla (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

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Presentation of Segurilla

The municipality of Segurilla (1,302 inhabitants in 2014; 2,200 ha; municipal website) is located 90 km north-west of Toledo and 10 km of Talavera de la Reina.

Segurilla was named for a fortified, safe area (segura). Paleochristian and Visigoth remains found in the neighborhood indicate that the place was settled before the Moorish invasion. The Segurilla atalaya, a circular watch tower of 18 m in height, was erected on a hill (723 m asl dominating the valley of Tagus) in the early 10th century, during the Caliphate of Abd-ar-Rahman III (912-961).
After the reconquest of Talavera by King Alfonso VI in 1083, the area was tediously re-settled, being located on the border with the Moorish Kingdom of Badajoz and, accordingly, threatened by raids.

Ivan Sache, 11 September 2019

Symbols of Segurilla

The flag of Segurilla (photos) is prescribed in a Decree issued on 8 November 2011 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 2 December 2011 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 236, p. 40,024 (text).
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel in proportions 2:3, horizontally divided into five stripes, blue, white, yellow, white and blue, the white stripes twice narrower than the blue and yellow ones. Charged in the center with the crowned coat of arms of the place.

The coat of arms of Segurilla, "Or a tower argent port and windows gules on three mounts vert ensigned with a swallow-tailed banner checky azure and argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown", does not appear to have been officially adopted.

Ivan Sache, 11 September 2019