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Nacimiento (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

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Flag of Nacimiento, as seen on 27 September 2012 on the Town Hall - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 October 2012

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Presentation of Nacimiento

The municipality of Nacimiento (462 inhabitants in 2007; 8,100 ha) is located 50 km north-north west ofAlmería, on the border with the Granada Province. The village has kept several cortijos (isolated farms), which recall that Nacimiento was in the late 19th century a wealthy wine-growing village. The vineyards were subsequently replaced by barley fields, while almonds and olives are still produced in the village.

Ivan Sache, 27 June 2009

Symbols of Nacimiento

The flag and arms of Nacimiento, approved on 13 March 2009 by the Municipal Council and submitted on 5 May 2009 to the Directorate General of Local Administration, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 16 June 2009 by the Directorate General of Local Administration and published on 26 June 2009 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 123, p. 35 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular with proportions 2:3 (hoist to length); divided into two equal parts by the ascending diagonal; the upper part yellow and the lower part red. In the middle, the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Shield of Spanish shape. Or two mounds vert topped argent, ensigned with an olive tree with trunk gules and foliage vert, charged with a pair of wings argent issuant from a sword in pale or. The base azure two fesses argents. The shield crowned by a Marquis' coronet.

The blue and white stripes represent river Nacimiento, the town's namesake. The two mounts with snowy top recall that the town is located in the Sierra Nevada. Olive is the main crop in the municipality. The sword and the wings are the hagiographic symbol of Archangel St. Michael, the town's patron saint.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Almería (PDF file)]

Ivan Sache, 27 June 2009