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Campo Real (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

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Flag of Campo Real - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 July 2015

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Presentation of Campo Real

The municipality of Campo Real (5,775 inhabitants in 2014; 6,175 ha; municipal website) is located in the south-east of the Community of Madrid, 20 km of Madrid.

Campo Real was already settled in the Neolithic, as evidences by stone axes discovered close to the downtown. The village was established in the middle of the 10th century, as Aldea de Campo (lit., the Village in the Plain). Renamed Campo de Almoacid during the Muslim period, of which nothing has remained, the village was reconquerred in 1047, for a single year, by the first King of Castile, Ferdinand I the Great, and eventually incorporated to the Christian states in 1118 by the Archbishop of Toledo.
The name of Campo Real (Royal Plain) was fixed in 1580, when King Philip II granted the status of villa to the town.

Campo Real is famous for olive oil, traditionally processed with a mixture of garlic, thyme, fennel, oregano, laurel and onion, and protected by a Designation of Quality granted by the Directorate of Agriculture and Food of the Community of Madrid. The second emblematic product of Campo Real is cheese manufactured with ewe milk by the Shepherds' Castilian Cooperative.

Ivan Sache, 3 July 2015

Symbols of Campo Real

The flag and arms of Campo Real are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 13 September 2007 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 11 March 2008 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 60, p. 27 (text) and on 5 May 2008 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 109, p. 22,618 (text). The symbols, originally approved on 31 May 2005 by the Municipal Council, were validated on 30 November 2005 by the Royal Academy "Matritense" of Heraldry and Genealogy, and on 21 April 2006 by the Royal Academy of History.
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In proportions 2/3. Red panel with the crowned municipal coat of arms in the center.
Coat of arms: Azure a castle argent ensigned by a Royal crown closed. The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

Ivan Sache, 3 July 2015