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The municipality of Fuenllana (271 inhabitants in 2014, 5,996 ha; municipal website) is located 110 km south-east of Ciudad Real and 70 km south of Tomelloso.
Fuenllana, once known as Fuenteplana, was established in the 13th
century by the Order of Saint James. Around 1293, Fuenllana was granted
the status of villa and incorporated into the Commandery of Montiel, one of the most prosperous in the area.
Fuenllana is the birth place of St. Thomas of Villanova (1488-1555; canonized on 1 November 1658 by Pope Alexander VII; biography). Ordained priest in 1518 in Salamanca, Thomas was appointed Court Preacher at Valladolid by Charles I, and, subsequently, Archbishop of Valencia (1544).
Ivan Sache, 17 May 2019
The flag of Fuenllana is prescribed by an Order issued on 28 June 2012
by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 23 July 2012 in
the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 143, p. 23,990 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular, with proportions 2:3. White with two blue wavy stripes, the coat of arms in between. Along the hoist, a crimson red vertical stripe in length 1/5 of the panel's length.
The coat of arms of Fuenllana is prescribed by Decree No. 30, issued on
22 April 1986 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on
29 April 1986 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 17, p. 619 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a Cross of the Order of Saint James gules, 2. Azure a castle or masoned sable on a base vert charged with a fountain argent pouring waves azure and argent. Grafted in base or an archbishop's cross and crozier sable per saltire ensigned by a cap and tassels vert. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.
The arms were proposed on 30 November 1983 by Ramón José Maldonado y
Cocat, who had been commissioned on 11 June 1982 by the Municipal
Council to design them.
The fountain [fuente] makes the arms canting. The archbishop's ornaments represent St. Thomas of Villanova.
[Ramón José Maldonado y Cocat. 1984. La bandera regional y nuevas armas municipales de la provincia de Ciudad Real. Cuadernos de estudios manchegos 15, 303-337]
The Royal Academy of History amended the proposed arms, "Per pale, 1.
Argent a Cross of the Order of St. James gules, 2. Azure a castle or.
Grafted in base vert a fountain argent pouring waves azure and argent,
an Archbishop's cross and crozier sable per saltire ensigned by a cap
and tassels vert"..
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 182:3, 55. 1985]
Ivan Sache, 17 May 2019