In use since 1999?
Blazon: Azure on a base or a tree surmounted by a water-wheel proper; in dexter chief a crescent decrescent argent and a molet of six points of the second
The charges speak to the numerous orchards (primarily olives) and water wheels around the village.
Blazon: Gules within a bordure chequy of the first a castle triple-towered or windowed azure and argent five gum rockrose flowers in saltire proper
These were formerly canting arms, as the town was previously known as “Anchuras de la Jara” (la Jara being a nearby region). The flowers depicted here are called “jaras” in Spanish.
In use since at least 2008
Blazon: Per fess I per pale i argent a cross of Calatrava gules and ii or the Roman numeral III within a stylized letter C azure; II of the last an anchor of the first
The anchor may be a reference to travel via the river Despeñaperros. The second quarter may refer to Carlos III, who incorporated the settlement into the Spanish crown in 1780.
In use since 1575?
Blazon: Per quarterly I azure a cross of Calatrava gules; II gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure; III argent issuant from a base a tree proper; IV on a mount in base charged with a lake, a tower, all proper
The name of the town is derived from the Arabic “al-mudawwar,” meaning “round water” or “round place,” probably a reference to the same lake that is depicted on the arms.
Blazon: Or on a mount in base vert a castle triple-towered gules between two flags addorsed, the dexter of the second a crescent increscent argent and of the last a cross of Santiago of the third
The arms of Almedina are an excellent visual metaphor for the Reconquista: a castle between two opposing flags, bearing the symbols of the Almohad Caliphate and the Order of Santiago.
Blazon: Argent a cross of Calatrava gules surmounted by a castle triple-towered or windowed azure; in base two shacklebolts pilewise transposed sable
Supposedly, Don Gonzalo Yáñez of the Order of Calatrava granted the town its original charter in 1213, and the Order maintained control of the area until it was incorporated into the crown’s lands in 1487.
Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules and azure a bunch of five lilies of the first between four hammers in saltire, 2 and 2 or
The lilies may have been included due to their association with the Virgin Mary, as the town’s church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The hammers probably reflect the importance of the mining industry in the area.