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Gargantilla (Municipality, Extremadura, Spain)

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Flag of Gargantilla - Image by Tomislav Todorović, 20 March 2020

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Presentation of Gargantilla

The municipality of Gargantilla (389 inhabitants in 2019 vs. 1,015 in 1940; 2,087 ha) is located 110 km north-east of Cáceres and 40 km north-east of Plasencia.

Ivan Sache, 20 March 2020

Flag of Gargantilla

The flag and arms of Gargantilla, adopted on 2 February 1998 and 24 February 1999 by the Municipal Council and validated on 5 October 1998 and 16 November 1999 by the Assessing Council of Honors and Distinctions of the Government of Extremadura, are prescribed by an Order issued on 10 May 2000 by the Government of Extremadura and published on 20 May 2000 in the official gazette of Extremadura, No. 68, pp. 4,979-4980 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3. Gironny in base, green at hoist and fly on a white background. Charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms in full colors.
Coat of arms: Grafted, 1. Or a gorge argent with a mountain vert and stones proper, 2. Gules a tower argent on a bend of the same, 3. Chequy of 15 pieces azure and argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The gorge (garganta) makes the arms canting.
The tower represents the Romanesque tower of the parish church.
[Municipal website]

Ivan Sache, 20 March 2020