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Algarra (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Last modified: 2019-09-28 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Algarra

The municipality of Algarra (32 inhabitants in 2015; 4,191 ha; unofficial website) is located on the border with the Province of Guadalajara, 100 km east of Cuenca. The village is located on a small escarpment of the Cerro Santo, at an elevation of 1,280 m.
Algarra and its castle, today ruined, are of uncertain origin. Muñoz and Soliva believe that the village was named for the Phoenician word alygar, "hazardous". The remains of fortifications indicate that the village had some significance in the Middle Ages. A kaolin and feldspar mine was once the main source of income for the village.

Ivan Sache, 10 June 2019

Symbols of Algarra

The flag and arms of Algarra are prescribed by an Order issued on 14 August 2015 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 22 September 2015 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 186, p. 26,292 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel, in proportions 2:3. Made of two equal vertical stripes, red at hoist and white at fly. All over in the center, the prescribed municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Per fess, in three parts.
1st quarter (upper left): The pine, on a background or, the mountain pine vert.
2nd quarter (upper right): Identificative Marian anagram (green) crowned on a white background.
3rd quarter (bottom): A fortress or and a red background (gules).
The coat of arms of the town of Algarra shall be divided per fess in three parts and surmounted by the Royal Spanish crown or.

Ivan Sache, 10 June 2019