Last modified: 2015-07-28 by ivan sache
Keywords: abella de la conca | catalonia | lleida | stripes: 5 (black) | stripes: 11 (yellow-black) |
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image by Blas Delgado and Eduardo Panizo
The arms are derived from the arms of the Abella family, who used three bees in a red field. The bee itself is canting (abella in Catalan). Abella de la Conca was founded by Ramón Abella, a knight of King James I, around the year 1000 or 1100 during the Reconquista.
Blas Delgado, 09 Oct 2001
A yellow flag with five thin black horizontal stripes in the central horizontal third of the flag. Colours from the arms, which show a gold bee (Catalan abella) on a black field, as it appears in the city webpage.
Santiago Dotor, 28 Nov 2002
The Latin root is "apicula," which gave rise to "apiculture" and "apiculturist" and the French "abeille." The bee is called in zoological Latin "Apis mellifica," "apicula" being he diminutive of "apis."
Ivan Sache, 04 Mar 2003
image by Harve Abella, 03 Mar 2003
The black and yellow stripes are based on the colors of the Abella family coat of arms; the city was once a Barony. As the town grew, it used the baronial arms.
Harve Abella, 03 Mar 2003