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Flag of Castile and León
See adjacent text.
Use Civil and state flag and ensign
Proportion 76:99[1]
Adopted 1983

The Flag of Castile and León is the official flag of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. It consists of the quartered coats of arms of Castile, represented by a castle, and León, represented by a lion.

The lion design is attributed to Alfonso VII of León,[2] who became king of León and Castile in 1126. The castle symbol is attributed to his grandson Alfonso VIII of Castile,[2] In 1230, Ferdinand III of Castile united the two kingdoms and quartered the arms as a symbol of the union.[2]

Christopher Columbus bearing the flag of Castile and León

See also


  1. ^ "Castile an Leon (Spain)". Accessed January 26, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Flag, emblem and coat of arms. Junta de Castilla y León website. Accessed January 26, 2008.

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