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Calicasas (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Calicasas - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 July 2009

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Presentation of Calicasas

The municipality of Calicasas (589 inhabitants in 2008; 1,125 ha; municipal website) is located in the Granada Plain, 15 km north of Granada.
Calicasas is written as Calicatro on a Roman stone bearing the names of different colonies. During the Moorish period, the village was named Quarynat-Al-Qannar or Galiqayay, that is, "The Houses of the Rooster". After the Christian reconquest, the village was remaned Cal y Casas, referring to the lime kilns (caleras) found around the village.

Ivan Sache, 8 July 2009

Symbols of Calicasas

The flag and arms of Calicasas, adopted on 10 November 2005 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 1 December 2005 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 15 December 2005 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 4 January 2006 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 2, p. 28 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, in proportions 2:3, made of a white isosceles triangle stretching from the hoist to the middle of the fly, superimposed with a blue isosceles triangle stretching from the hoist to the middle of the flag, the triangles at fly being red on top and green on borttom.
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1. Gules a three-arched aqueduct argent masoned sable, 2. Vert two houses argent masoned sable placed per pale. Grafted in base per fess wavy azure and argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The remains of the aqueduct symbolize the antiquity of the settlement. The white houses recall the lime kilns. The waves stand for river Bermejo that waters the municipality.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Granada (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache, 8 July 2009