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City of Abella de la Conca (Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain)

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[City of Abella de la Conca (Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain)] 2:3
image by Blas Delgado and Eduardo Panizo



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Description

The arms are derived from the arms of the Abella family, who used three bees in a red field. The bee itself is canting (abella in Catalan). Abella de la Conca was founded by Ramón Abella, a knight of King James I, around the year 1000 or 1100 during the Reconquista.

Blas Delgado, 09 Oct 2001

A yellow flag with five thin black horizontal stripes in the central horizontal third of the flag. Colours from the arms, which show a gold bee (Catalan abella) on a black field, as it appears in the city webpage.

Santiago Dotor, 28 Nov 2002

The Latin root is "apicula," which gave rise to "apiculture" and "apiculturist" and the French "abeille." The bee is called in zoological Latin "Apis mellifica," "apicula" being he diminutive of "apis."

Ivan Sache, 04 Mar 2003


Abella Family Coat of Arms

[Abella Family Coat of Arms (Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain)]
image by Harve Abella, 03 Mar 2003

The black and yellow stripes are based on the colors of the Abella family coat of arms; the city was once a Barony. As the town grew, it used the baronial arms.

Harve Abella, 03 Mar 2003