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Municipality of Vilagrassa (Urgell County, Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain)

Last modified: 2013-12-09 by eugene ipavec
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[Municipality of Vilagrassa (Urgell County, Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain)] 2:3
image by Blas Delgado
Flag adopted 23 Sep 1999



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Description

Flag quartered in saltire. Blue top and bottom each with five white discs in the shape of a cross, the discs as wide as 1/12 of the flag's height and separated from one another by 1/36 of the flag's height, centred on each triangle. Yellow hoist and fly each with four vertical red stripes.

The flag is a banner of the arms (blazoned Quarterly per saltire: 1 and 4 Azure five plates crosswise, 2 and 3 Or four pallets Gules). The plates are a traditional local symbol of unknown origin, the yellow-red stripes are a reminder of the jurisdiction of the Kings of Aragon. Flag adopted 23rd September 1999. Source for image and text: Fluvià 2001.

Some additional information, extracted from this webpage of the Statistics Institute of Catalonia (Idescat):

Area (km2): 19.9
County: Urgell
Population (2001): 402
As a matter of curiosity, vila grassa means "greasy village" in Catalan.

Santiago Dotor, 15 Jan 2002