Spanish Flag

Spanish Flag

The Flag of Spain - Description of the Spanish Flag

As the above picture of the Spanish Flag indicates a bi-color Red and Yellow

The description of the Spanish Flag is as follows:

Three horizontal bands of red (top), yellow (center double width), and red (bottom)

The national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Spanish flag represent the following:

Yellow - a symbol of generosity

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Spanish flag is described as Emblem - reflecting the design

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Spanish flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist and pictures the Spanish Coat of Arms

The right half of the flag is called the Fly

The Meaning & History of the Spanish Flag - The Spanish coat of arms includes the royal seal framed by the Pillars of Hercules, which are the two promontories (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either

side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar

The Spanish flag was adopted on December 19, 1981

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