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Luyego (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Luyego - Image by Antonio Gutiérrez (VexiLeón website), 7 March 2011

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Presentation of Luyego

The municipality of Luyego (780 inhabitants in 2010; 13,231 ha) is located in the southwest of León Province, 70 km of León. The municipality is made of the villages of Luyego (capital), Priaranza de la Valduerna, Quintanilla de Somoza, Tabuyo del Monte, Villalibre de Somoza and Villar de Golfer.

Luyego and its villages, resettled in the 9th century, belonged to the Bishop of Astorga. In the 15th century, most of them were transferred to the Lords of los Bazán.
Tabuyo del Monte was mentioned for the first time in 1205, as Tabulo. The name of the village comes from Latin tabula, "a table", referring here to flat land suitable for agriculture. The Tabuyo Idol, kept in the San Marco Provincial Archeological Museum, is a rectangular (141 cm x 86 cm) stone stele engraved with an anthropomorphic figure, dated c. 2000 years BC (Diario de León, 12 June 2010).

Ivan Sache, 7 March 2011

Symbols of Luyego

The flag and arms of Luyego are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 29 June 2000 by the Municipal Council, signed on 5 July 2000 by the Mayor, and published on 20 July 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 141, p. 9,118 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a blue panel with a white triangle with vertices in the lower corner of the flags and in the midpoint of the upper edge of the flag, over a green triangle inscribed in the previous one, of 1/20 the hoist.
Coat of arms: Chapé argent six bezants gules 1 + 2 + 3 in point waves azure and argent dexter vert a pine eradicated argent sinister azure a branch of lily argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 7 March 2011