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Flag of Muñana - Image by "Xavigivax" (Wikimedia Commons), slightly modified, 30 March 2011
The municipality of Muñana (511 inhabitants in 2010; 3,361 ha) is located in the center of the Province of Ávila, 30 km of Ávila.
Ivan Sache, 30 March 2011
The flag and arms of Muñana are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 20 January 1998 by the Provincial Executive and published on 3 March 1998 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 42 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:
Flag: Quadrangular flag with proportions 1:1, crimson. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: Shield in Spanish shape. Per fess, 1. Gules a tower or masoned sable port and windows azure, 2. Azure a verraco argent on a terrace vert. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.
A verraco, aka verraco de piedras (lit., "stone boar") is a granite sculpture representing a pig, a boar, a wild boar or a bull, made by the Vettones, a Celtic cattle-herder people (4th-3rd centuries BC).
The Royal Academy of History recalled that the proposed arms were
designed from scratch. They feature charges - not necessarily heraldic
- already represented on the medieval seals of the Ávila Council: a
portion of wall with a gate and a verraco recalling the culture that
existed in the Amblés valley. The two proposals were accepted without any objection.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 2000, 197, 2: 341]
Ivan Sache, 25 February 2015mailme.html