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Aragon (Spain)

Aragón, Autonomous Community of Aragon, Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón

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[Aragon (Spain)] 2:3
image by Antonio Gutiérrez, taken with permission from the S.E.V. website
Flag adopted 16th Aug 1982



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Description

In 1977 the struggle for autonomy and the discussion about symbols started again. (...) On May 1977 the three diputaciones (provincial governments) adopted a provisional flag (...) which was the first official flag of Aragon.

The current flag was adopted by the democratically elected (1979) Diputación General de Aragón, and was ratified and regulated by Law of 2nd April 1984. It is very similar to Andalan magazine finalist no. 5.

Jaume Ollé, 24 Sep 1999


Coat-of-Arms

[Coat-of-Arms (Aragon, Spain)]
image by Antonio Gutiérrez, taken with permission from the S.E.V. website

Editor's note: see also Corsica for explanations on the origins of the moor's head.


Incorrect Variant

In the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart appears "61. Aragon (Arago) – North Spain." Similar to the FOTW image, but with emblem centered.

Ivan Sache, 14 Sep 1999


Local Flags in Aragon

Government decisions on local Aragonese flags with descriptions on separate pages: Samper de Salz, Santa Cruz de Moncayo, Piedratajada, Manchones, Anento (all in Zaragoza province), Caminreal (Teruel), Villanúa (Huesca).

Jarig Bakker, 10 Jun 1999

The amount of Spanish local flags can be guessed from the fact that that list only has the towns/villages whose flags were approved in one of the weekly meetings of the Aragonese autonomous government. Even if not every week there are flags adopted in autonomous governments' meetings, imagine how many flags can be adopted in a year's meetings – then multiply that by 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities... The official website mentioned image by Jarig Bakker has a new address by the way: try the Aragonese Autonomous Government website and simply put "bandera" in the "TITULO" field and press "BUSCAR." You will get quite a lot of legislation on Aragonese flags. In Spanish though...

Santiago Dotor, 11 Jun 1999

The approval of flags in Aragon has a special system and of course weekly decision is not taken. In Aragon two factions made the flags proposals, one is vexillological and amateur, the other is technical and was created for money. This last one seems that has currently the favour of the regional government. The proposed designs accepted by the local powers are submitted to the regional government to give their approval. I believe currently most Aragonese municipalities have flags and only a minority lack one.

Jaume Ollé, 18 Jun 1999

The official bulletin of Aragon can be found at their website. It is possible there to search for some official texts concerning flags (bandera(s) [sample search here]). In Spanish only. Some recent laws are available as PDF documents, flags in black and white.

Pascal Vagnat, 08 Dec 1999