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Tiñosillos (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Tiñosillos

The municipality of Tiñosillos (841 inhabitants in 2010; 2,725 ha) is located in the north of the Province of Ávila.

Tiñosillos was the site of the first women's Trappist monastery in Spain, founded on 5 October 1884 in Ávila by Bishop Ciriaco Sancha y Hervás and transferred on 6 January 1885 to the Santa María de los Ángeles monastery in Tiñosillos; the community was subsequently transferred to Alloz, Navarra (Diario de Ávila, 26 December 2009).

Ivan Sache, 10 May 2011

Symbols of Tiñosillos

The flag and arms of Tiñosillos are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 21 January 1994 by the Provincial Government, signed on 24 January 1994 by the President of the Government; and published on 11 February 1994 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 29 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Horizontally divided into two equal stripes. Dimensions: Rectangular, 1 m x 2 m. Colors: The same as on the coat of arms, on top, green, on bottom, gold. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Shield in Spanish shape. Or a bend wavy azure and argent cantonned with two pines proper, a bordure vert four spikes or in the cantons four ceramic jars argent in chief base and flanks. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown.

The Royal Academy of History recommended to modify the proposed coat of arms, which includes charges unusual in Spanish heraldry. The Academy recalled that local arms should use a restricted number of charges and not all possible combinations of elements, the same way a language does not use all possible combinations of sounds. The bend wavy longitudinally divided into three parts is questionable; waves are the adequate charge to represent a river. The vases in the bordure should have a colour sufficiently contrasting with that of the bordure itself. The amended arms would be "Or two pines vert on waves azure and argent a bordure vert four wheat spikes or and four vases of the same. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown".
There is no objection to the adoption of the proposed flag.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 1995, 192, 2: 348]

Ivan Sache, 16 March 2015