Last modified: 2010-10-08 by eugene ipavec
Keywords: alcudia de monteagud | lion: rampant (purple) | leaf: grape (green) | grape leaf | saltire (green) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
image by WP User:Miguillen, 08 Aug 2009
The municipality of Alcudia de Monteagud (148 inhabitants in 2008; 1,550 ha) is located in the Sierra de los Filabres, 90 km north-west of Almería. The village is located at 1,000 m above sea level, on a height (in Arabic, "alcudia") watching the valley of the Tahal. Monteagud, added to differentiate the village from the several other places named Alcudia, refers to the mount known in the Moorish times as Montahur, which dominates the village.
The village seems to have been settled quite late, by Berber tribes; each lineage built a hamlet named after the lineage's name and protected its territory by a network of small towers. Forced to abjure Islam after the Christian reconquest, the Moriscos revolted and were eventuallty expelled from Spain. Like many other villages, Alcudia de Monteagud was deserted and resettled by Christian colonists: cattle-breeders from the Sierra de Segura (Province of Jaén), farmers from Castile and Basque shepherds from the Viscounty of Soule (Kingdom of France), who were registered as from Navarre.
Source: Village page
Ivan Sache, 08 Aug 2009
The local flag and arms (sic) of Alcudia de Monteagud were approved by the Municipal Council on 27 January 2004 and submitted to the General Directorate of Local Administration, which confirmed them by Decree on 19 March 2004, published in the Andalusian official gazette (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía, BOJA) No. 64 on 1 April 2004.
The relevant parts of the Decree are the following:
Coat of arms: Gules a Moorish scimitar ("alfanje") and a sword or crossed per saltire. A chief argent with a lion rampant gules flanked by two mulberry leaves vert. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.
Flag: Panel in proportions 2/3, with [quartered by] a green saltire, the flanks of the hoist and fly red, the upper white with a green grapevine leaf, and the lower, white too, with a purple lion rampant.
The symbols should be registered on the Andalusian Register of Local Entities, with their official written description and graphics (as originally submitted, but unfortunately not appended to the Decree).
Source: BOJA No. 64, pp. 8,033-8,034, 01 Apr 2004
Ivan Sache, 08 Aug 2009