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Ordes (Corunna Province, Galicia, Spain)

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The municipality of Ordes (12,431 inhabitants; 158 sq. km) is located halfway between A Coruña and Santiago. The municipality is made of the parishes of Ardemil (1,053 inh.), Barbeiros (241 inh.), Bean (330 inh.), Buscás (537 inh.), Leira (647 inh.), Lesta (237 inh.), Mercurín (285 inh.), Montaos (851 inh.), Ordes (7,141 inh.), Parada (337 inh.), Pereira (332 inh.), Poulo (342 inh.) and Vilamaior (345 inh.).

In the Middle Ages, Ordes and the neighbouring municipalities belonged to the County of Trastámara. The limits of the modern municipality of Ordes were eventually fixed on 6 June 1836.

Ordes is the birth town of the triathlete Iván Raña Fuentes (b. 1979), World Champion in 2002 and World Vice-Champion in 2003 and 2004. Raña ranked 5th in the Olympics in Sydney (2000) and Beijing (2008).

Source: Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 24 Aug 2008


The flag of Ordes is prescribed by Decree 172/2008 of 17 July 2008, published in the Galician official gazette on 19 August 2008. The coat of arms of Ordes is precribed by Decree 173/2008 of 17 July 2008, published in the Galician official gazette on 19 August 2008. (The Galician official gazette is available online for a fee of 3 € by Decree or 30 € per month.)

The symbols of Ordes are shown as drawings on the municipal website. The flag of Ordes is green with in the middle a vertical stripe of length 0.3-0.33 of the flag length, chequered black-yellow (3 x 5), a yellow castle at hoist and three yellow fleurs-de-lis placed 1 + 2 at fly.

Ivan Sache, 24 Aug 2008

Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Ordes is made of a shield chequy sable and or 15 pieces a border azure charged with seven fleurs-de-lis and six castles or, the shield topped by a Royal crown. The similarity of this design with the Portuguese national coat of arms is probably not coincidental. Unless there is a mistake in the drawings, the blue colour used in the coat of arms has been changed to green in the flag.

Source: Municipal website: symbols of Ordes

Ivan Sache, 24 Aug 2008