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by José Luis Brugués
by Santiago Dotor
On May 2000 I saw some sort of city flag at a Cordobese hotel. This was a purple or crimson field, with in the middle a large logo-like coat of arms (showing a stylized view of the city, with the river, the Roman bridge and the mosque-cathedral) in blue and white, within a sort of black cogwheel with semicircular cogs.
Santiago Dotor, 15 September 2000
Some time ago, the City Council of Cordoba (which is governed by the Partido Comunista de España) took the decision that its "emblem" was to be that weird landscape, probably because they found the lion and the bordure [of Castile and Leon] far too monarchical. I have no notice of an official adoption, which would have to be approved by a higher instance [the Andalusian autonomous government], but it is actually used by the City Council with no restraint. The flag is the same as before anyway, red or crimson, the only change being in the central emblem.
José Luis Brugués, translated by Santiago Dotor, 15 September 2000
I have prepared a GIF of what I actually saw. The field was not red but purple. I am no longer sure about the colours within the cogwheel (this one was certainly black), though I seem to recall it was mostly blue. The logo I found at the Cordoba City Council official website was red however, so maybe what I saw was red on blue.
Santiago Dotor, 18 September 2000