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The municipality of San Román de Hornija (384 inhabitants in 2009; 4,162 ha) is located in the west of Valladolid Province, on the border with Zamora Province, 60 km from Valladolid.
San Román de Hornija was settled very early, as shown by remains of
huts found in La Requejada on three levels from the Ages of Bronze and
Iron; the lowest level includes tombs from the Cogotas I culture (Age
The San Román de Hornija Benedictine monastery was founded in the 7th century by St. Fructuosus of Braga (d. 665) with the support of the Visigoth King Chindasuinth (563-653, King in 642), who wanted to be buried there together with his wife Recciberga (d. 635). Nothing has remained from the monastery but stones reused to build the parish church in the 18th century and a few other elements kept in a chapel of the church: marble columns, the king's tomb and a black marble flagstone engraved with the epitaph composed by the Bishop of Toledo for Recciberga.
Ivan Sache, 11 January 2011
The flag of San Román de Hornija is prescribed by a Decree adopted on
25 March 2003 by the Municipal Council, signed on 10
April 2003 by the Mayor, and published on 2 May 2003 in the official gazette of
Castilla y León, No. 82, p. 6,466 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of two equal embattled vertical stripes, at hoist white with a green bunch of grapes at hoist red.
The coat of arms of San Román de Hornija is prescribed by a Decree
adopted on 28 December 1998 by the Municipal Council, signed on 11 January 1999 by the
Mayor, and published on 21 January 1999 in the
official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 13, p. 793 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Gules the tower of the local church argent, 2. Argent a bunch of grapes vert. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.
Ivan Sache, 13 March 2011