Arms of Poblete, Spain

Poblete

Granted 1997

Blazon: Azure on a pale gules between six houses argent a castle triple-towered or between in chief a cross couped and in base a crescent of the second

These may be canting arms, as the town’s name derives from “poblet,” a ancient diminutive of “town.”

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Arms of Herdwangen-Schönach, Germany

Herdwangen-Schoenach

Granted 1974?

Blazon: Argent on a mount vert a castle in ruin gules, in chief on a point dexter sable a bendlet and a molet of six points of the field and in sinister chief a like molet of the fourth

The municipal arms incorporate elements of each of the three former towns that form the present-day Herdwangen-Schönach. The castle is from Großschönach (where it was a depiction of Ramsberg Castle), the molets from Herdwangen, and the bendlet from Oberndorf.

Arms of Pedro Muñoz, Spain

Pedro Munoz

In use since at least 1984

Blazon: Per quarterly I sable a cross of Santiago gules, II vert a castle triple-towered argent, windowed sable, III gules a crown or, IV azure two clasped hands, in chief a baton and sword in saltire argent

The base two quarters are both references to the previous arms, which incorporated both the crown of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the sword and baton as symbols of civil and military authority.

Arms of Mestanza, Spain

Mestanza

 

Granted 1989

Blazon: Per fess gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure and per pale i argent a cross of Calatrava gules and ii vert a ram and sheep statant in pale, the first or and the second argent

The ram and sheep in the arms represent the town’s history as a grazing area for the herds of the Mesta, a powerful association of Castilian sheep ranchers.

Arms of Los Cortijos, Spain

Los Cortijos

In use since 2013

Blazon: Per fess I argent an eagle displayed sable and II per pale i per pale gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure and argent a lion rampant gules crowned or and ii or two boars passant in pale sable

Los Cortijos split off from its parent municipality, Fuente el Fresno, in 1940. Apparently local tradition holds that the two towns began to separate when two brothers from Fuente el Fresno built their houses far away from each other.