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Cabezas de Alambre (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Cabezas de Alambre

The municipality of Cabezas de Alambre (182 inhabitants in 2010; 1,180 ha; unofficial website) is located in the north of Ávila Province, 60 km of Ávila.

Cabezas de Alambre was mentioned for the first time in 1303, as Cabecas dalhanbre, in the Libro Becerro Primordial de todala Hacienda de el Cabildo de Ávila, the listing of all the villages depending on the Ávila Council. Cabezas comes from cabeza, itself derived from Latin capitia, "the top of a mountain", here a small hill dominating the neighborhood. Alambre comes from arambre, itself derived from Latin aeramen, cognate with aes / erais, "copper", "bronze".
Cabezas de Alambre emerged in the second half of the 13th century during the reign of Alfonso X or Sancho IV; while built on a hill, the village had no defensive role.

Ivan Sache, 3 May 2011

Symbols of Cabezas de Alambre

The flag and arms of Cabezas de Alambre are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 14 November 1994 by the Provincial Executive, signed on 28 December 1994 by the President of the Government, and published on 24 January 1995 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 16 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular, horizontally divided in the middle, sky blue on top and yellow on bottom with a white fimbriation. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per fess flechy, 1. Azure, 2. Or, a bordure argent four Moor's heads sable. [Crown not mentioned]

Ivan Sache, 3 May 2011