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Flag of Paradas - Image from the Símbolos de Sevilla website, 1 September 2018
The municipality of Paradas (7,093 inhabitants in 2013, 10,943 ha; municipal website) is located 50 km south-east of Seville.
Paradas, located in a fertile plain, was already settled at the Roman
time, as evidenced by the villae excavated in Cortijo de Paterna;
mosaics showing quadriga races are now shown in the Seville Museum of
Paradas was founded by a charter dated 1 February 1460, mentioning the Paradas tower, "inherited by Beatriz Ponce de León, the illegitimate daughter of Pedro Ponce de León, 4th Lord of Marchena, from her husband, Captain Alfonso Guillén de Villafranca, lord of Lopera". This was originally a grain farm owned by several successive owners, until acquired by Juan Ponce de León, the future Marquis of Cádiz, to found a new settlement. The tradition says the Paradas was settled by Christian colonists coming from Astorga (León), upon request of the 2nd Count of Arcos.
Ivan Sache, 1 September 2018
The flag of Paradas, adopted on 30 August 2017 by the Municipal Council
and submitted on 4 April 2018 to Directorate General of the Local
Administration, is prescribed by a Resolution adopted on 3 May 2018 by
the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 8
May 2018 in the Andalusian official gazette, No. 87, pp. 126-127 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, width to length, diagonally divided into two triangles, the lower, at hoist, white, and the upper, at fly, purple. In the center is placed the municipal coat of arms with the shield diagonally divided purple and white, counter-colored, and surrounded by two branches of olive fructed green
The flag was selected in a public contest. The proposals were exhibited
in the chapel of St. John Lateran from 29 May to 3 June 2017.
The winning proposal, designed by Jorge Bascón Pastora, received 72% of
[Municipal website, 29 May 2017; municipal website, 14 September 2017]
The coat of arms of Paradas, adopted on 3 May 1989 and 4 May 1992 by the
Municipal Council, is prescribed by Decree No. 205, adopted on 10
December 1992 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 27
February 1993 in the Andalusian official gazette, No. 22, p. 1,430 (text). This was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Shield with a single quarter gules (or red), with a pointed base. The shield charged with a castle or, with three towers, masoned sable (or black). The shield surrounded by a light parchment bordered gules (or red). The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown furred gules (or red).
Ivan Sache, 1 September 2018