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Flag of Cantabria
See adjacent text.
Use Civil and state flag IFIS Normal.svg
Proportion 2:3
Adopted December 22, 1984
Design Two horizontal bands of same width, white on top, red on the bottom

The colors of the official flag of Cantabria (Spain), which is the symbol of the region, are stablished in the very text of the Autonomy Statute. Only the characteristics of the coat of arms that was to feature in the regional flag were left to specify, which was carried out by a Law of the Regional Assembly, approved on December 22 of 1984. From that moment on, the flag of Cantabria is made up of two horizontal stripes of equal width, white on the top and red on the bottom, and the regional coat of arms in its center. The flag design is heir to the ship registration flag of the maritime province of Santander, assigned by Royal Order of July 30, 1845.

Nowadays, some social and political groups claim the official use of the Cantabrian Lábaro instead of the present flag. Some townships, as is the case of Comillas, have already accepted the proposition of the Conceju Nacionalegu Cántabru (Nationalist Cantabrian Council) of using said flag and placing it on the balcony of the Town Hall during the celebration of local and regional festivities[1] .

Cantabri Lábaro. The etymological meaning "that which speaks" makes reference to its utility as a standard used to send orders or signals to troops during battle.



See also

  • The Lábaro, o Cantabrian Labarum.


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