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Jerez de la Frontera (Municipality, Andalusia, Spain)

Last modified: 2017-01-29 by ivan sache
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Flag of Jerez de la Frontera, as seen on 4 November 2009 at the Town Hall - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 November 2009


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Presentation of Jerez de la Frontera

The municipality of Jerez de la Frontera (211,670 inhabitants in 2013, therefore the most populated municipality in the province and the 5th most populated municipality in Andalusia; 11,882 ha; municipal website) is located 40 km north of Cádiz.

Ivan Sache, 29 November 2009


Symbols of Jerez de la Frontera

The (unofficial) flag of Jerez de la Frontera is horizontally divided blue-white-blue, either with or without the municipal coat of arms in the middle. Several variants of the flag have been observed in the town in November 2009.
The flag hoisted at the Town Hall is celestial blue, without the coat of arms.

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Flag of Jerez de la Frontera - Images by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 November 2009
Left, as seen on 4 November 2009 at Mamelón Square
Right, as seen on 15 November 2009 at Jerez Airport

The flag seen at Mamelón Square is celestial blue, with the coat of arms in the white stripe, without overlap on the blue stripes. The flag seen at Jerez Airport is similar in design, but Royal blue.

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Flag of Jerez de la Frontera, as seen on 15 November 2009 at the old Town Hall, Asunción Square - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 November 2009

The flag seen at the old Town Hall is celestial blue, with the coat of arms in the middle, overlapping on the blue stripes.

The coat of arms of Jerez de la Frontera is prescribed by Decree No. 671, adopted on 16 March 1967 by the Spanish Government and published on 3 April 1967 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 79, p. 4,425 (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 "rehabilitated" coat of arms "of immemorial use", validated by the Royal Academy of History, is described as follows:

Coat of arms: In Spanish shape. Fessy wavy azure and argent a bordure compony of Castile and León (that is, castles or on gules and lions gules on argent). The shield surmounted by a Royal crown.

The arms were granted to the town by a privilege signed in Toro in 1269 by King Alfonso X the Wise, as a reward for its constant support to the king.
[Símbolos de las Entidades Locales de Andalucía. Cádiz (PDF file)]

The coat of arms in use is oval, with the bordure fimbriated or, and a mantling or.

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 29 November 2009


Banner of Jerez de la Frontera

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Banner of Jerez de la Frontera - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2014

The banner of Jerez has the same pattern as the shield of the municipal coat of arms, however rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The benner was granted in 1269 by King Alfonso X the Wise, together with the coat of arms.
[Símbolos de Cádiz website]

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2014


Sports clubs

Club Deportivo Xerez

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Flags of Club Deportivo de Xerez - Images by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 December 2009

Club Deportivo Xerez uses at least three different flags:
- a flag horizontally divided blue-white-blue with the club's coat of arms in its centre (as seen on 4 November 2009 in Jerez);
- a white flag quartered by a celestial blue cross with the club's coat of arms in its centre, slightly shifted to the bottom (as seen on 4 November 2009 in Jerez);
- a Spanish flag superimposed by a sinister bend, celestial blue - white - celestial blue, in the lower fly quarter. In the centre of the flag is the club's coat of arms (as seen on 2 November 2009 in Rota-Costa Ballena).

The club's coat of arms is divided by a white sinister bend inscribed with "XEREZ" in celestial blue capitals. The upper field is white with five celestial blue wavy lines (recalling the town's coat of arms), the lower field is celestial blue with a white "C" and a slightly bigger, white "D", interlaced. All the fields of the shield are fimbriated yellow. The shield is topped by a ducal coronet.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 December 2009


 
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