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Bretó de la Ribera (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Presentation of Bretó de la Ribera

The municipality of Bretó de la Ribera (212 inhabitants in 2009; 2,169 ha; unofficial website) is located in the northeast of Zamora Province, 50 km from Zamora.

Bretó de la Ribera was mentioned for the first time in 951, in a donation made by King of León Ordoño III to the monastery of Sahagún de Campos. The village is mentioned in later documents (10th-11th centuries) as Bretoth, Bretou and Breton. Julio Caro Baroja (Los pueblos de España) believes that the name of the village is of Celtic origin, from bre, breg, "a (fortified) hill". In 1222, Pedro Suero, Dean of the Astorga cathedral, granted to the Cistercian monastery of Moreruela a vineyard he owned in Bretó; as a reward, he was buried in the monastery. The village was subsequently ruled by the Counts of Benavente; in 1591, the village had 40 inhabitants.

Ivan Sache, 11 December 2010

Symbols of Bretó de la Ribera

The flag and arms of Bretó de la Ribera are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 15 July 2005 by the Municipal Council, signed on 6 September 2005 by the Mayor, and published on 19 September 2005 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 181, p. 15,884 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular flag, with proportions 2:3, made of a red panel with a blue diagonal stripe fimbriated in white running from upper hoist to lower fly, a white Greek cross in the hoist triangle and a white pilgrim's scallop in the fly triangle.
Coat of arms: Gules a bend azure fimbriated argent charged with a scallop argent in chief a Celtic hut argent port and windows gules in base a church argent masoned sable port and windows gules. The shield surmounted with the Royal crown closed.

Ivan Sache, 11 December 2010