Rasquera

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RASQUERA

Region : Catalonia
Province : Tarragona

Escudo de Rasquera

Official blazon

Escut caironat: de gules, una carrasca d'or acompanyada de 2 creus de Malta una a cada costat del tronc. Per timbre una corona mural de poble.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on March 20, 1990.

These arms are canting: they show a "carrasca" (Catalan name for the kermes oak, or Quercus coccifera). The village has an Islamic origin, and was given to the Templars: it belonged to the command of Miravet, and since 1317 to the Hospitallers; that's symbolized by the two crosses of Malta at both sides.


Literature : Image taken from Wikipedia;background from Enric Fontvila, Barcelona.