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Lújar (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Lújar - Image from the Símbolos de Granada website, 20 May 2014

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Presentation of Lújar

The municipality of Lújar ((504 inhabitants in 2014; 3,696 ha; municipal website) is located 100 km south of Granada. The municipality is made of the village of Lújar and of the hamlets of Los Carlos (110 inh.), Los García, La Venta de Lújar and Playa Cambriles (60 inh.; located on the coast).
Lújar was established by the Phenicians; the village is named for the word luxar, "big stones", referring to the Sieerra de Lújar. In the 18th century, grapevine cultivation and mining boosted the development of the village.

Ivan Sache, 20 May 2014

Symbols of Lújar

The flag and arms of Lújar, adopted on 27 February 2002 by the Municipal Council, validated on 9 October 2002 by the Royal Academy of Córdoba, are prescribed by Decree No. 306, adopted on 17 December 2002 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 9 January 2003 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 5, pp. 518-519 (text). This was confirmed by a Resolution adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, made of two serrated vertical stripes, in proportions 1/3 and 2/3, white at hoist and green with a yellow cross at fly.
Coat of arms: Per fess serrated, 1. Argent a cork oak vert, 2. Vert a cross or. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The Preamble of the Decree explains that the colours of the flag are similar to the tinctures of the coat of arms. Lújar never used any coat of arms, so that brand new arms were designed, inspired by the history, natural resources and geographical environment of the vilage. Lújar is located in the sierra of the same name, south of Granada, in a moutainous environment: accordingly, the field of the shield represents the sierra in vert and argent (green and white). The resources of the municipality belong to the primary production, represented by a tree, the cork oak, whose woods are a reserve of protected environment and a source of natural resource for the place. The cross is a symbol of the traditional devotion to the Holy Cross.

Ivan Sache & Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2014